Joseph FERNANDEZ
1967 - 2020
BORN
1967
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home - Riverview
6919 Providence Road
Riverview, FL
FERNANDEZ, Joseph "Chuck" of Lakeland, FL died after battling Covid-19 August 24, 2020, with his mother at his side, at the age of 53. Joe was born March 1, 1967 in Tampa, FL. His strong spirit and love for people helped him overcome his physical limitations. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 399, graduated from Plant City High in 1986, later attending Polk Community College. He was involved with the building of his own home with Lakeland Habitat for Humanity, in which he lived for 16 years. He loved cruises, theme parks, parties, great food, an occasional rum and coke, and the Buccaneers. He expressed his love for people with tremendous enthusiasm and had a special relationship with his brother Mark. Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tony and Hilda Vidal and Clarie Fernandez, and life-long friend, Michael L. Daniels. He is survived by his parents, Peggy and Bud Jagars; father, Jose Fernan-dez; brothers, Mark, Steve, Chris, Bruce, Joe, and John; sister-in-law, Jessica and nephews, Quintin, Aedan, and Isaac; god daughter, Natasha; best friend, Barbara, and numerous other family members and friends. A celebration of Joe's life will be announced and held at a later date due to the pandemic. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Lakeland Habitat for Humanity.
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Published by Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 30, 2020.
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I just found out this morning that Joe had passed away. I am very sorry to hear this news. I have lots of memories of Joe from HS. He and I would be in Mrs. Murray's class and when he wanted to say something I'd spell the words out as best I could so others could understand what he was saying. I remember the last day of HS leaving the school.. As I remember he seemed all happy and excited and I was the other end of the spectrum. I haven't seen Joe in years, which is mostly my fault, but know that he will be missed by those who knew him.
Mark Reese
Friend
September 5, 2020
Mrs. Peggy and family,
I was so sadden to hear Joe has left us. I was blessed to care for Joe while he had a stay on B4 at LRMC.
Peggy, you were such a inspiration to me. I was a nursing student at that time and it was our sweet talks and heart to hearts that gave me the confidence to keep moving forward.

Joe was my first patient that ever stole my heart. Thank you for allowing me to care for him. Thank you for all that you did. True hero in my eyes.

Praying for you and your family.
Misty
Misty
Acquaintance
September 2, 2020
Mrs. Peggy and family,
I was so sadden to hear Joe has left us. I was blessed to care for Joe while he had a stay on B4 at LRMC.
Peggy, you were such a inspiration to me. I was a nursing student at that time and it was our sweet talks and heart to hearts that gave me the confidence to keep moving forward.

Joe was my first patient that ever stole my heart. Thank you for allowing me to care for him. Thank you for all that you did. True hero in my eyes.

Praying for you and your family.
Misty
Misty
Acquaintance
September 2, 2020
To the family of Joe Fernandez:
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. I still smile when I think about our Friday Scrabble Tournaments .Spelling wasn't your thing but you blew everyone out of the water with your math skills. I knew you would do well in life.
Rest In Peace Joe.
Mrs Baker- Murray
Rhonda B Murray
Teacher
September 1, 2020
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need & remember,
Simone Taylor
August 31, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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