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  • ID: ind04841
  • Name: John Marvin FONDY Jr
  • Given Name: John Marvin
  • Surname: Fondy
  • Suffix: Jr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 FEB 1922 in Slaton, Lubbock Co., TX
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  • Death: 30 JUL 2008
  • Age: 86y 5m 16d in Slaton, Lubbock Co., TX
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  • Burial: Englewood Cemetery, Slaton, TX
  • Note: b. Slaton, Lubbock Co., TX; 1930 US Federal Census, Precinct 2, Lynn Co., TX; 1940 US Federal Census, Fulton, Rock Co., WI (John Fondy Junior, b. 1922, Slaton TX, Son, John M, Sophie); res. Slaton, TX; SSDI Issued Texas, d. Slaton, Lubbock Co., TX; [Services for John Fondy, 86, of Slaton will be 2 p.m. Friday in Slaton's First Baptist Church with Dr. Cleve Kerby officiating. Interment will follow with Masonic graveside services in Slaton's Englewood Cemetery and under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service in Slaton. Mr. Fondy was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Slaton. He moved with his family to Wisconsin for 14 years. John returned to Slaton in 1947 after serving in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. John married Jolene Tate on Feb. 15, 1948, in Slaton. He custom made saddles and boots and was the owner/ operator of Fondy's Western Leather Shop from 1947 until 1985. He was a talented blue grass musician playing the guitar and mandolin for the Yellowhouse Canyon Band. They frequently appeared at bluegrass festivals. He was a member of Lubbock Bowling Association. John volunteered for many organizations, including 20 years at Tech's Ranching Heritage Center and many years for Slaton's Little League, where they recognized him for his dedicated support and service during the 2002 summer league opening ceremonies. John was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1094, serving as chaplain. He was also a long time member of First Baptist Church. John was preceded in death by his son, Tate, on March 8, 1999; son-in-law, Jim Thomas in 2000; and brothers, Joe in 2002, Louis in 2005, and Bob in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Jolene; daughter, Judy Thomas; both of Slaton; daughter-in-law, Donna Fondy of Lubbock; three grandchildren, J. T. Fondy, Michael La Vere and Heather Cathey; and five great-grandchildren, Jack, Megan and Lily Cathey and Elisabeth and Colby La Vere. The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, P O Box 378, Slaton, TX 79364 or Slaton Youth Baseball League, 1350 W Crosby, Slaton, TX 79364.] >> <<

    Father: John Marvin FONDY b: 12 APR 1900 in Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX
    Mother: Sophie BRUHN b: 02 FEB 1900 in Beaver, Polk Co., WI

    Marriage 1 Jolene Marie TATE b: 08 NOV 1928 in Lubbock, TX
    • Married: 15 FEB 1948 in Slaton, TX
    • Note: m. Slaton, TX; [Texas County Marriage Records - Name: John M Jr Fondy, License Date: , Marriage Date: 4-Feb-48, Recording Date: , County: Lubbock, Spouse: Jolene Marie Tate]
    1. Has Children Living FONDY
    2. Has No Children Living FONDY
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