Obituaries 11/29/18


Donald ‘Don’ C. Klein
Donald “Don” C. Klein 81, of Orange Park passed away Nov.14, 2018 at Orange Park Medical Center. Don was born on April 16, 1937 in Oak Park, Ill to the late William and Mildred Klein.
Don graduated from York Community High School, Elmhurst, IL in 1955 and continued his education at the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 1960. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy where he was a naval aviator and retired as a Commander with 20 years honorable service (P-3 maritime patrol aircraft pilot). Don enjoyed playing bridge, Texas hold ‘em, classic cars, playing guitar, friends & family, and traveling (especially cruises.)
Don lives on in the hearts of his wife of nearly 60 years, Carol; children, Kerrie and Jason Bernardo, Lindsay and Chris Henderson, Craig Klein, Ken (predeceased) and Sandy Klein, 10 grandchildren and 3 and 1/2 great-grandchildren and sister, Shirley Hoover.
A Celebration of Don’s life will be at 11a.m. Dec. 28, 2018 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery 4083 Lannie Rd. Jacksonville, Fla. 32218.
A reception will follow (Fleming Island, Fla. location TBD)  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the City Rescue Mission (426 McDuff Ave. South, Jacksonville, Fla. 32254) or Quigley House (PO box 142, Orange Park, Fla. 32067-0142

Donald E. Wagner
Donald E. Wagner, 68 departed on his final bike ride, destination Heaven, on November 17, 2018 in Orange Park, Fla. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend.
Don was born on May 5, 1950 in Allegan, Michigan, the son of Roger Wagner and Norma (Post) Wagner. Don graduated from Eaton Rapides High School,,Class of 1968. Following graduation, Don served in the United States Navy for 21 years as an Air Traffic Controller before his retirement in 1990 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, spending most of his service time aboard aircraft carriers. He went on to work for the United States Postal Service, where he retired as a motor vehicle mechanic.
Don was an avid motorcycle rider and spent almost 50 years on Harleys except for the occasional Gold Wing, cherishing the time he spent with other riders in Savannah, Ga., Jacksonville, Fla., Daytona Beach, Fla, and numerous other places and rallies around the country. Don was active in military and civilian organizations where he lived, particularly in the Orange Park and Savannah, Ga. communities. He was an active member of American Legion Post 250, Middleburg, Fla., and the George Wagner American Legion Post, Dorr, MI. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fleet Reserve Association, Disabled American Veterans, the National Rifle Association, and the American Legion Riders. Don frequently volunteered to cook and serve food at American Legion fundraisers and hardly ever missed a “Poker Run” or “Toys for Tots” charitable motorcycle event.
Don is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mary McGrath Wagner, Commander, USN, (Retired, Navy Nurse Corps). He is also survived by his two children, Brandon Wagner of Gainesville, Fla/, and Ashley Wagner Feit of Cary, NC; three grandchildren, Alan, Abbie, and Mandy Wagner of Gainesville, Fla.; and four siblings, Bonnie Wagner Heintzelman of Pensacola, Fla., Ron Wagner, Rick Wagner and Debbie Wagner of Eaton Rapids, MI.
A visitation, Service of Remembrance and full military honors were rendered on Nov. 23, 2018. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Don in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the “Toys for Tots” at Services entrusted to Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Fla., 904-264-1233.

Mable Elizabeth Henson

Mable Elizabeth Henson Jett-Roberts, 85, lover of the Lord, family, friends, a good clean joke, turnip greens and cornbread and just about anything that was long-simmered with salt pork.
Elizabeth was born in Maury County, TN, on June 23, 1933 and went to her heavenly home on November 25. She was a long-time resident of Green Cove Springs, Fla.and a member in very good standing of First Baptist Church of Green Cove Springs, where she offered to others her love, support and comfort for many years. When she saw a need in the community, she tried to fill it.  She coached girls’ softball in Green Cove Springs for many years and was an assistant girls’ softball coach in Middleburg.
Elizabeth worked tirelessly and retired from the Clay Memorial Hospital in Green Cove Springs. Many cried when she left because they were going to miss her and some because they were going to have to do a lot more work without her. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy Henson and Mable Thomason Henson of Maury County, TN, infant son, Gary Jett, four brothers, Oscar Henson of Lewisburg, TN, Ernest Henson of Arrington, TN, Andrew Henson and Granville Henson of Lewisburg, TN. She is survived by two sisters, Lois Stewart, and Jewel Lowe of Lewisburg, TN and one brother Jehovah Henson of Lewisburg, TN. Elizabeth is also survived by four sons, whom she credits with teaching her the value of a sense-of-humor, Charles Jett (Tracey) of Green Cove Springs, Fla., James (Jimmy) Jett (Rhonda) of Fleming Island, Fla., Donald Jett (Sue) of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Joey Jett (Tammy) of Orange Park, Fla., 20 Grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Dustin Jett, Tyler Jett, Nathan Jett, Joey Jett, Cody Jett and Donald Jett.
Honorary Pallbearers are Darren Jett, Daniel DeVault, Travis Shepherd and Zachary Potter. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Green Cove Springs. Funeral Services will start at 11a.m. with Pastor Sam Castano officiating. Interment will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Elizabeth will be mourned and missed by many. In lieu of flowers, Elizabeth wanted all donations made to the First Baptist Church of Green Cove Springs, 215 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Fla.. 32043.

Leeanne Marie Hall Acevedo 

Sunrise October 10,1980 - Sunset November 10,2018. Leeanne was survived by her mother Lisa Hall, father Chris Hall, brother Todd, sister Brittany, 6 children 
Aliena, Justice, Malachi, Zachria, Steven and Joshia. She was a good mother and a friend to many. Services will be Sat. December 1, at 2 p.m. 
New Beginnings Church 7020 Ramona Blvd Jacksonville Fla. 32205 

Patrick James Richmond
In memory of Patrick James Richmond.
October 15, 1957 - September 28, 2018. Born to William and Laura Richmond, Patrick was one of seven siblings, Michael and five sisters; Linda, Nancy, Susan, Peggy and Sherri.
Patrick is survived by his wife Lynn and three daughters, Miranda, Lauren and Emily. We all love you Patrick.

Robert L. Thornton
Robert L. Thornton, Sr., 67,
of Middleburg, Fla., passed away November 22, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.

William Marvin Stahl
William Marvin Stahl, 90, of Penney Farms, Fla., passed away Nov.  14, 2018
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000.

Timmy Proffitt
Timmy Proffitt, 64, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., passed away November 18, 2018.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home ,501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, Fla. (904) 284-4000

Mary Ellen Legge
Mary Ellen Legge, 74 of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away November 19, 2018
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043. 904-284-7720

William West Kennedy, III
William West Kennedy, III of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away November 20, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL  32043 904-284-7720

Ruth I. Myers
Ruth I. Myers, 74 of Green Cove Springs, Fla. passed away November 19, 2018.
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043 904-284-7720

Ellen L. McGahee
Ellen L. McGahee passed away on November 17, 2018.
 Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Fla. 32073, (904) 264-1233.

Paul W. Sherman Jr.
Paul W. Sherman Jr. passed away on November 23, 2018.
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home,529 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Fla.32073, (904) 264-1233.


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