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Nicole R Wingate posted a condolence
Thursday, June 28, 2018Jimmy Ray Wingate, 73 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on the morning of Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Ray, Jr. as he was affectionately known to family and friends had a closeness to nature, fond of hunting and fishing, cars and racing; he was a proclaimed country boy who enjoyed getting dirt on his hands and feet and disliked formality. Mischief and mayhem followed Ray wherever he went, though he lead with a strong will and a stronger heart, despite a long-time battle with a congenital heart condition. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having served overseas in Vietnam. Upon his return found his way to Amelia Island, where he made it his home for more than 45 years. He was a long-time employee of ITT Rayonier, where he worked for over 30 years. Ray was a dedicated member of several clubs and organizations, including Vietnam Vets of America, the American Legion, and recently the "Ole Farts Club," where he'd meet for breakfast at the local Krystal's. Ray is survived by his eldest daughter Nicole; his youngest daughter Meghan; siblings Karen Creal of Huntsville, Alabama; Jack Wingate of Birmingham, Alabama; younger half-siblings: Theresa Morgan of Jacksonville, Donna Milks and Paul Milks both of Orlando; step-brothers Mike Wingate of Orange Park and Don Wingate of Vidalia, Georgia; and step-mother Patricia Wingate of Fleming Island. He was the son of Raymond Wingate and Jimmie Wilson Cooper both of whom preceded him in death. Ray leaves behind a legacy of friendship and generosity felt by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Services to be held on July 6th at 10:00 a.m., and will end around 11:00 a.m. Following services friends and family will gather at the home of Lynn Feltner, 211 North 19th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. For any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, June 28, 2018