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Nahunta- Mr. Jimmy Fender, 82 of Nahunta, passed away Friday (April 12, 2019) at UF Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
Born in Manor, GA., his parents were Frank Fender and Kelby Stallard Fender. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Fender; his sister, Mary Lewis; and his brother, Jerry Fender.
Jimmy retired after working many years as a Welder for Georgia Pacific. He loved hunting, fishing, working in his shop, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Doug McEntyre, of St. Augustine; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Barbara Fender, of Nahunta; 4 grandchildren, Christina Trussell, of Nahunta, Jayme and Jason Hall, of Brunswick, Candace McEntyre, of St. Augustine, and Stephen McEntyre, also of St. Augustine; 12 great grandchildren; and his sister, Jean Griffey, of Chattanooga, TN. Also several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday (April 20, 2019) from 1:30PM-2PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday (April 20, 2019) at 2PM at Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Savery and Rev. Trey Keene officiating.
Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Barksdale, Ryan Barksdale, Jeff Barksdale, Brad Faircloth, Paul Nelms, and Christopher Nelms.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Shanty Ridge Hunting Club.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be signed by signing our online registry at fryefh.com.
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