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4409 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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Jose' Fernando Rivera Jr.

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Jose' Fernando Rivera Jr. Obituary
RIVERA Mr. Jose' Fernando Rivera, Jr., age 67, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2014. He was a native of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, having resided in Brooklyn, NY before relocating to Jacksonville, FL where he resided most of his life. Mr. Rivera enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Vietnam War rendering over 20 years of dedicated service, until being honorably discharged. He rendered over 15 years of service as an employee of Honeywell, Inc., serving as a Logistics Specialist. He was a member of The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., Apostle Anthonee Patterson, Overseer. Mr. Rivera was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Daisy Mae Rivera; parents, Jose' and Teodora Rivera; and brothers; Nelson, George and Bellin Rivera. Survivors include his children, Mrs. Lisa E. Pulliam (John) and Ms. Doris B. Rivera; grandchildren, Mrs. Myanda S. Ratcliff (Marcus), Juwaun Pulliam, Jarriel Pulliam and Anaiya Darius; great grandchildren, Kaedyn Ratcliff and Adonis Ratcliff; sisters, Ms. Nancy Rivera and Mrs. Frances Cope (Kevin); brothers, Edwin Rivera (Chiara), Dennis Rivera, Charlie Rivera and Giovanni Rivera (Maribel); a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC VIEWING. A MEMORIAL SERVICE celebrating Mr. Rivera's life will be held, 2:30 PM, FRIDAY, August 8, 2014 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, where he will be interred. Memorialization will be by cremation. Friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr., 904/766-9671. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 6, 2014
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