Jorge Rafael Santiago, 53 of Vernon, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Jorge was born July 12, 1960 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Jose and Lidia (Sotomayor) Santiago. A resident of the panhandle since 2006, he worked as an automobile mechanic, and was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Carolton, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Lidia Santiago.
He is survived by his loving of wife of 22 years, Melanie Williams of Vernon; one daughter, Joy Santiago of Panama City Beach; brother, Jorge Santiago of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Deanna Santiago of Puerto Rico and Janice Santiago of Orlando; in-laws, Charlie and Shirley Williams of Chipley and special aunt and uncle, Hugo and Carmen Santiago of Boyton Beach.
Memorialization was by cremation. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at New Life Assembly of God Church in Chipley with the Rev. Vince Spencer officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Covenant Hospice in Panama City. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley is directing.