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John Marvin Fondy, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1922
Death: Jul. 30, 2008

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.

Family links: 
  John Marvin Fondy (1900 - 1983)
  Sophie Bruhn Fondy (1900 - 1993)
  Marvin Tate Fondy (1951 - 1999)*
  John Marvin Fondy (1922 - 2008)
  Louis Henry "L. H." Fondy (1923 - 2006)*
  Robert James Fondy (1923 - 2007)*
  Joe Bailey Fondy (1925 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Englewood Cemetery
Lubbock County
Texas, USA
Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Jul 31, 2008
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John Marvin Fondy, Jr
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John Marvin Fondy, Jr
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