OBITUARY

James E. Fales

February 25, 1933August 17, 2019
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James (Jimmy) Fales, 86 went to be with the Lord and join his beautiful wife on August 17th, 2019, in Jacksonville, FL, surrounded by his loving family.

Jimmy was born on February 25, 1933, in Jacksonville, Florida, to the late Percy Jefferson and Sarah Eleanor Fales. A native of Jacksonville his entire life, Jimmy served in the US Coast Guard Reserves and started his career employed by Seaboard Railroad as a fireman.

In January 1955, he married the love of his life, the late Juanita “Nita” Marie Phillips. As a husband and father, he returned to finish his college degree and then joined BellSouth (AT&T) as a lineman. His love of electrical engineering, circuitry, and teaching allowed him to serve many roles at AT&T, until his retirement in 1991, although he continued to serve as a consultant to AT&T until 1999.

Jimmy enjoyed playing the piano, dancing the beach bop, and weightlifting. In his late 40’s, he even detached a retina, bench-pressing 450 pounds. As a younger man, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and played golf into his late 70s.

Jimmy was a beloved and loving husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his loving wife; Nita, and their young son; James Kevin. He is survived by his sons; Mark (Ellen), Craig, Brett (Julie), and Lance (Lisa); and four grandchildren; Timothy, Cameron, Austin, and Lexie.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, located at 7242 Normandy Boulevard, 32205. A celebration of life service will occur on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 10 to 11am, also at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, followed immediately by a graveside service at 11am in Riverside Memorial Park.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mark Fales, Pallbearer
  • Craig Fales, Pallbearer
  • Lance Fales, Pallbearer
  • Brett Fales, Pallbearer
  • Cameron Fales, Pallbearer
  • Austin Fales, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 23, 2019

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