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James "Buddy" Vincent Fennell, Sr.

April 10, 1953 ~ June 28, 2022 (age 69)

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“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, Neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”


James Vincent Fennell, Sr., was born on Friday, April 10, 1953, to Alton and Millie Fennell. One child preceded him in death, Monique Fennell; parents: Alton Sr. and Millie Fennell; brother: Alton Fennell, Jr., and a sister: Gloria Jean Fennell Griffin.

Affiliation: He was a member of New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Port St. Joe, Florida;

Accomplishments: He attended Washington High School and he transferred to Westinghouse Public High School. After graduating he became a Certified Pipe Fitter at Berg U.S. Steel, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and worked throughout the Northeast, United States;

Departure: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Emerald Shores Nursing Health and Rehabilitation, Panama City, Florida;

He leaves to cherish his memories:

One son: James Fennell, Jr.;

Special daughter: Stephanie Fennell;

Special grandson: Santana Fennell;

One Brother: Frankie (Vanessa) Fennell, Port St. Joe, Florida;

Sister-in-Law: Betty Fennell, Largo, Florida;

Two Aunts: Lillian Umstead, Dover, Delaware and Jessie Davis, Copper Cove, Texas;

One Uncle: Zebedee Fennell, Okeechobee, Florida;

Nephews| Nieces: Jarvis D. Fennell, Michael Griffin, Anthony Fennell, Andre Freeman; Monique Fennell, Jasmine Fennell, Aretha Albero, Charlene Lamar, and Bridgett;

God Brothers | Sister: Chandler Driesbach, Raymond Driesbach, Sharon Speights, Simona Williams, Melanie Larry and Lenora Jones;

Host of other relatives, nephew, cousins and many, many friends.


 Service Program


Celebration of Life
July 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Forest Hill Cemetery
673 Twine Drive
Port St Joe, FL 32456

Video is available for this event

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