James Foy Register Sr.
November 11, 1932 – January 9, 2021
James F. Register Sr., age 88, passed away on January 9, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in Tampa, FL, Jim moved to Jacksonville and graduated in the Andrew Jackson class of 1950 where he met the love his life, Patricia (Teska) Register, together they enjoyed sixty-nine years of marriage.
Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. With Pat’s support he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Florida. The following year, State Farm Insurance recruited him. Jim completed the MBA program at the University of North Florida. School was never out. A voracious reader and mentor. After 35 years, Jim retired as State Farm’s Director of Education and Training for the Southeastern Region.
Travel, the love for the outdoors, cars (only black) and his family made him happy. Countless weekends were spent boating. A master repairman, there were few tasks out of reach, usually a fix the boys broke. Jim always devoted his time to his church; first, Mayfair Baptist, then Deermeadows Baptist, where he served as Chairman of the Deacon board and on the building committee and was always willing to organize a campaign or lead a class. In retirement, he worked ten years in his son’s State Farm Agency as an Ambassador of First Impressions and Director of Everything. He never backed away from a challenge and also served as Chairman of the Deercreek Homeowners Association.
Predeceased by his parents, Foy Pasco Register and Lillie Mae Register (Roebuck). Jim is survived by his soulmate, Patricia; sons; Jim Jr (Sue) and Jerry; grandson, Brian (Grace); great-grandchildren, Hampton Foy and Wade Catherine.
For a Florida Man who needs no introduction, Jim is smiling down on us and looking for his next assignment.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held privately by Graveside, Friday, February 5th in Webster, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southside Baptist Church in Jim’s honor.
Please share your condolences and memories on the website at www.hgmandarin.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
James Foy Register Sr.
January 25, 2021
I am honored and blessed to have known Mr. James Register Sr., He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss his kind words. My condolences to Mrs. Pat Register and the family.
Grady and Jackie Hamrick
January 18, 2021
Dear family. You already know all our special memories we all share Best Sunday School teacher when we needed him. Not to mention the love our families shared thru the many years. Kids love passed down to next generation. Pat we know all your family will take care of you just like always. God will be everything you need as time goes on. Love you and yours and feel your sadness. Grady and Jackie Hamrick
January 15, 2021
My Dear Pat , Jim Jr. and Jerry ,
We received word of Jim’s passing with sadness , dismay and a great sense of loss of a dear friend of so many years . His and your devoted friendship have been a great blessing to us in all those years even to this sad day. Nothing but the fondest of memories .
Our sincere condolences. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers .
Wayne and for LaJuana Bouchillon
January 13, 2021
I was heartbroken to hear Mr. Register passed away. I have so many wonderful memories from our years at State Farm. He was and will always be the BEST boss ever! Keeping the entire Register family in my thoughts and prayers. ~~Edie Amato