John Marvin Fondy, Jr

Photo added by David Sifford

John Marvin Fondy, Jr

  • Birth 14 Feb 1922
  • Death 30 Jul 2008
  • Burial Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
  • Plot East 1st Addition Block 38 Lot B Space 4
  • Memorial ID 28670989

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.


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  • Created by: David Sifford
  • Added: 30 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28670989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Marvin Fondy, Jr (14 Feb 1922–30 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28670989, citing Englewood Cemetery, Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by David Sifford (contributor 46564332) .