William “Bill” Charles Jost, 79, Bill Jost of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland. He was born Aug. 20, 1939, in New Britain, Conn., to the late Charles and Ida (Nemeth) Jost. He has been a resident of the area since 1974 coming from Wolcott, Conn. He worked for American Snacks in Zayres until it closed and then started Beef O Bradys in Winter Haven in 1991, Lake Wales in 1993, Crystal River in 1995. He was a veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Martin, and husband, Ron Jr. of Mulberry, Fla., son, Gary Jost and wife, Heather of Gales Ferry, Conn., and four grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.