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Clyde Jennings Jr.

JENNINGS Mr. Clyde Jennings, Jr. 90 of Jacksonville passed away on May 17, 2006. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the son of Clyde and Mary Jennings. A Veteran of WW II, he served as an intelligence officer and retired from the Army Reserves as a Colonel. He was a retired Manufacturers Representative for Vera Sportswear in New York City and The Citrus Growers. Mr. Jennings graduated from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was extensively involved in philately and is remembered by generations of philatelists that followed him as a mentor and supporter of efforts to bring the hobby to young people as a positive influence. He served as President of The Society of Philatelic Americans and as a committee member of the American Philatelic Society's Luff Award Committee, a Board Member of Arizona Philatelic Rangers, and President of the Florida Federation of Stamp Clubs for two terms. He was a National and International Judge and Exhibitor whose exhibits received the highest award levels. In 1989, he was presented the APS' Luff Award for Exceptional Service to Philately, considered to be the highest award presented in the hobby. His other philatelic memberships included the Hall of Fame of the Errors, Freaks and Oddities Collectors Club, and the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. Mr. Jennings was also extensively involved in the community. He was a member and past President of the Northside Businessleaders Club and received the club's Man of the Year Award in 1992. Mr. Jennings served on the Duval County Charter Revision Commission, The Duval County Council On Elder Affairs and was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Citizens Oversight Committee of The Better Jacksonville Plan in 2001 for a four year term. He was a past president of the St. Johns Dinner Club. Survivors include his son Clyde Jay Jennings of Woodbridge, Virginia and his nephews George B. Strode of Atlanta, Georgia and Charles J. Strode of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.He was predeceased by his wives Martha Elizabeth Mitchell of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Frances McCarty Jennings of Montgomery, Alabama. He was also predeceased by his companion, Frances Dixon of Jacksonville, Florida and his sister Thebo Strode of Bedford, Virginia. Memorial services to be held Saturday May 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Airport Holiday Inn, 14670 Duval Road, Jacksonville 32218 (telephone: (904) 741-4404) with a reception to share memories afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Postal History Foundation, 920 N. First Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, 85719 to be used for Youth Education through Philately. Arrangements by Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave. Jacksonville, Florida 32208. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union from May 23 to May 24, 2006
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