Joseph F. R. "Joe" Fontaine, Jr., 73, of Sunny Hills, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at Covenant Hospice at Bay Medical.
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Joe was born in West Warwick, RI, and lived in Bay County since 1957. He was a US Air Force veteran of Vietnam, and retired as a MSGT after 20 years service. Joe enjoyed traveling, square dancing, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosaire and Diolinda Fontaine.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Susan Lavon "Sue" Fontaine; 2 children, John Fontaine (Kristi) of Callaway and Susan Barrow (Ruben) of the Sand Hills; his sisters, Joan Williams of Niceville and Dorothy Farris (Russ) of DeFuniak Springs; 5 grandchildren, B. J. Barrow (Sammantha), Christina Nelson (Zach), Jarrett Nelson (Maryanne), Courtney McVay, and Ashley Nowlin (Paul); and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Sanders and Rev. James Brogdon officiating. Interment with military honors offered by the US Air Force honor guard will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Asked to serve as pallbearers are Buddy Nelson, Anthony Brogdon, Lowell Sanders, Tracy Sanders, Gene Jackson and Kirkland Flanders. The family extends special thanks to Nurse Angie at Bay SICU, and Covenant Hospice for their care and support.
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Published in Panama City News Herald from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012