Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Major (Retired) James “Jimmie” Elbert Enfinger, Sr., 73 Oct 30, 1939 -May 26, 2013

MAJ (Retired) James Enfinger, Sr. Hephzibah, GA – Major (Retired) James “Jimmie” Elbert Enfinger, Sr., 73, left from University Heart and Vascular Institute for his heavenly job to work for his Lord on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 11:00AM Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Bath Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dick Geishman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Jimmie was one of 14 born to the late Hazel and Francis Enfinger. Being part of a large family, he learned at a young age the value of hard work. In 1958, he joined the US Army where he rapidly gained promotions, then applied and graduated from Officers Candidate School. He served in the Vietnam War, received various awards for duty and bravery, and retired with over 20 yrs of service as a Major at Fort Gordon. Upon retiring from the Army, he began a very successful business-American Custom Fence Company. Through his honesty and hard work, his company gained the respect of not only his customers, but his competitors as well. When not working, he enjoyed time fishing with his “Briar Creek Buddies” or visiting with his dear friend, Marian. Whether they were at the “cabin” cooking, reading books, or on the road visiting state parks, this was a time he looked forward to and very much enjoyed. Jimmie dearly loved his children and grandchildren who gave him much joy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was also preceded in death by nine siblings, Lillian Lottie Heath, Allen Vernon Enfinger, Dorothy Barbara Donnelly, Vera Mae McBride, Althea Blum, Frances Jeanette Raybon, Howard Enfinger, Edwina Mock and Norma Jean Sumlin. Those left to mourn Jimmie include his three children, Lori Williams (Michael), Jamie Enfinger (Josie) and Jennifer Enfinger; five grandchildren, Maggie DeLoach (Joseph), Jessica Enfinger, Abby Williams, Chloe Ryle and Matthew Enfinger; the mother of his children, Bobbie Byrd; friend and companion, Marian Hearn; four siblings, Miriam Davis, Frank Enfinger, Wilton Enfinger and Gwen Riddles; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Augusta Warrior Project, 4115 Columbia Rd, Ste 5-333, Martinez GA 30907. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM Thursday, May 30, 2013. The family offers a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the University Heart and Vascular Institute. ******************************** The Fisherman's Prayer God grant that I may live to fish for another shining day, But when my final cast is made I than most humbly pray, When nestled in you land net as I lay peacefully asleep, You'll smile at me and judge that I am good enough to keep.

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