|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2012|
Obituary, Florida Times-Union, March 25, 2012
Francis Shorey Paine Jr., 83, of Eliot Maine, went to be with the Lord, March 22, 2012, at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 11, 1928, the son of late Francis Shorey Payne and Relefa Isabel McIntire.
He served on the USS Roanoke, USS Chewaucan, USS Barney and USS Sierra in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1969. After his military retirement, he was employed by the Civil Service working at Cecil Field for over 30 years, retiring in 2000, after closing down the base.
He was an original Founding Member of the Maxville Community Athletic Association; having a ballfield dedicated in his name, Honcho Francis Paine Field. He volunteered his time umpiring and refereeing athletic events, mentoring and shaping the lives of countless young people. He was also a long time member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
He was the oldest of 11 siblings, survived by George, Roland, Dennis, Robert, Herbert, Velma and Sandra; preceded in death by Gwendolyn, Carroll and Rayfield. On November 29, 1952 he married the late Frances Geneva Paine. Mr. Paine is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Perry Veto, Sharon and Buddy McDonald; sons, James Paine and Paul Paine; grandchildren, Valerie, Shawn, Elicia, Stephanie, Tommy, Tony, Regina, Jonny, TJ, David, Sarah, Kyle, Derek, Corey, Devan, Callie; and 28 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tanya.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, March 26, 2012 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
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Record added: Mar 25, 2012
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