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Royce (Roy) Fredrick Jennings, Jr., 57, of Pensacola died peacefully at home Saturday July 13, 2013, with his loving wife and sister by his side.
In his years at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Roy served as hostage negotiator, field training officer, motor officer, traffic officer, authored the Domestic Violence Policies and Procedures, represented Crime Stoppers, Honor Guard, co-host for Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers, and drummer for Southern Heat, (Sheriff's Office Community Outreach Band).
Roy had a deep rooted belief in justice and challenged everyone to always make good choices. His strong influence allowed no excuses for failing to weigh the difference between right and wrong.
He had a great appreciation for life and lived every day to the fullest. His example encouraged others to live out their own dreams without excuses.
In his last days, God drew him closer and his passion for God's great love was shared with all. As his relationship with God grew, his role as spiritual leader became his highest priority.
Royce was preceded in death by his parents, Royce Fredrick Sr. and Anne RoseMarie Jennings. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Kimberly Ann Jennings; sons: Kyle (Amanda) Emmons; TJ (Shannon) Ritchey; Tyler (Michelle) Ritchey; and Kevin Emmons; grandchildren: Kaylee, Addison, Laila, Alaina, Kinsey, CJ, Riley, and Matthew; sister Barbara Jennings-Miner and husband William Miner; nephews and nieces David William (Katie) Dunn, Jr.; Roy E. (Kimberly) Dunn; great nephews and nieces: Joseph, Jannea, Faith, Noah, Abram, Grace and Little David; and father and mother-in-law, W.D. and Barbara Hawthorne.
Pallbearers will be David Dunn, Roy Dunn, Brian Munhollun, Danny Cook, Jeremy Garrett, and Chris Novak. Honorary pallbearers will be Noah Dunn and Abram Dunn.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 17, 2013