Sherman Bryan Jennings Jr.

JENNINGS Sherman Bryan Jennings, Jr. October 18, 1921- July 1, 2013 S. Bryan Jennings, Jr. was the son of Sherman Bryan Jennings and Dorothy Brown Jennings. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and was in his third year at Stetson University when he was drafted by the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War rising to the rank of Lt. Col. While stationed in Orlando, he married Martha Maguire Caton and moved his family back to Clay County. Bryan returned to run his family business, San Lebrydo Lumber Co., in Middleburg. He was instrumental in the development of this area. One of the founding members of the Orange Park Rotary Club, he was voted president and later named Citizen of the Year 2009 - 2010. He brought cable tv with Clay Video and was involved with the Police Pention Board, Orange Park Town Council and City Commissioner. His philanthropic efforts includes the Salvation Army, YMCA of Clay County, St. Vincent's Medical Center of Clay County and Grace Episcopal Church. He was active with the PET Project in Penney Farms. He is well known as an avid outdoorsman with love for hunting and fishing. He was considered a compassionate family man. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha Maguire Jennings; sisters: Lela May Odum and Dorothy Jennings Sandridge and nephew, Walter Guy Odum, Jr. He is survived by four loving daughters, Terry C. Hooks (Kenneth), Rebecca C. Pantelis, Bonnie C. Horne, Jennifer C. Brower (Darby), eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his niece, Linda Jennings Odum, and nephew, Gordon Rollo Sandridge, Jr. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army of Clay County or PET Project of Penney Farms. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 8th, 2013, 10:30 AM at his home. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 904-264-2481. Please post words of comfort at Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home
127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-2481

Published in the Florida Times-Union from July 6 to July 8, 2013