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Celebrating the life of
James (JP) P. Fountain Jr.
Passed away on November 01, 2018
"Go Dawgs"
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. - Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00 p.m. - Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Interment
  • - Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

I was very upset to find that a great friend has just died. Jimmy and I went back to Jenkins High School. We also worked at the plant for 30 years with me. JP ran track and I played basketball. We then went to work at many jobs. Then we started having a family James was a foreman with me for over 24 years. James had a great eating habit, when I cooked at the acid plant, James would come and got three helping. He could eat. Well liked by many people at work. I use to call him all the time and some He was like a brother to me and my wife. loved his birds very much, she loved them as much as Jimmy. Brenda if you need anything from us, just call.I hate to see him go. RIP my buddy.

Goodman, Townsend, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Celeste Stephens, Macon, GEORGIA

So sorry to learn about James passing. I enjoyed my visit with him. Your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rich Noel, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry I will not be able to make the funeral tomorrow, I'm out of town. I will always remember Jimmy and his 1956 chevy (gears in the floor). What I remember most about Jimmy is his attitude towards life, almost always laughing at everything. Stanley/Nancy give me a call sometime when you all are in Savannah and maybe we can hook-up, my cell number is 904-891-1547. Again sorry I can't make the funeral.

Becky & Jerry Smith, Rincon, Ga.

Worked with j.p for years at cyanamid,kemira,kerr mcgee tronox plant.always enjoyed working with him.my condolences on your loss.

John robbins, Pooler, Ga

Prayers for the family during this difficult and painful time. JP was a fine man and I feel privileged to have known him having worked with and for him at Tronox. Rest in peace.

Glenn Burke Sr , Bluffton , SC

Brenda, Jim and Daniel, Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you. JP was a wonderful man. My childhood is filled with memories of JP and all of you.

Lisa Daws Lindsey and Judy Daws , Savannah , Ga

Brenda sorry to hear about JP, my deepest Sympathy for you and the Boys.

Edward Daws, Saluda N C,

So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Our condolences go out to all of you. Lois Anthony & Jerry Danles

Lois Anthony , Niles , MI

James (JP) P. Fountain Jr. passed away on Thursday Nov. 1st. 2018 in Savannah, Georgia surround by his family at Hospice of Savannah after a battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 30th. 1945 in Savannah Georgia, where he grew up. He joined the National Guard and later went into the United States Army, where he survived a tour in Vietnam.

Jimmy met Brenda Burnsed when her mother brought him home to ride horses, where they grew close. After many years of dating, they married in 1967 and started their family shortly after. For over 30 years, he worked at a chemical plant on the Savannah River where he made many friends. In 1993, the family moved to Richmond Hill, Georgia.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching his birds, going to classic car shows, and most of all watching football and spending time with his family friends. He was a passionate Georgia Bulldog fan and in his last days he muscled up the strength to watch the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Florida Gators.

Surviving is his wife Brenda, sons Jim and Daniel (Erin), grandkids Jake, Alex, Marissa, & Tyler, brothers Stanley (Nancy), Gary (Paula), sister Sharon (Walter) Bryant. He was preceded in death by his parents James Sr. & Nell Fountain.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances may be made to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org), Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, 109 Bee Street., Charleston, South Carolina 29401, Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416.

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I was very upset to find that a great friend has just died. Jimmy and I went back to Jenkins High School. We also worked at the plant for 30 years with me. JP ran track and I played basketball. We then went to work at many jobs. Then we started having a family James was a foreman with me for over 24 years. James had a great eating habit, when I cooked at the acid plant, James would come and got three helping. He could eat. Well liked by many people at work. I use to call him all the time and some He was like a brother to me and my wife. loved his birds very much, she loved them as much as Jimmy. Brenda if you need anything from us, just call.I hate to see him go. RIP my buddy.

Goodman, Townsend, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Celeste Stephens, Macon, GEORGIA

So sorry to learn about James passing. I enjoyed my visit with him. Your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rich Noel, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Becky & Jerry Smith — Georgia

I'm sorry I will not be able to make the funeral tomorrow, I'm out of town. I will always remember Jimmy and his 1956 chevy (gears in the floor). What I remember most about Jimmy is his attitude towards life, almost always laughing at everything. Stanley/Nancy give me a call sometime when you all are in Savannah and maybe we can hook-up, my cell number is 904-891-1547. Again sorry I can't make the funeral.

Becky & Jerry Smith, Rincon, Ga.

Worked with j.p for years at cyanamid,kemira,kerr mcgee tronox plant.always enjoyed working with him.my condolences on your loss.

John robbins, Pooler, Ga

Prayers for the family during this difficult and painful time. JP was a fine man and I feel privileged to have known him having worked with and for him at Tronox. Rest in peace.

Glenn Burke Sr , Bluffton , SC

Brenda, Jim and Daniel, Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you. JP was a wonderful man. My childhood is filled with memories of JP and all of you.

Lisa Daws Lindsey and Judy Daws , Savannah , Ga

Brenda sorry to hear about JP, my deepest Sympathy for you and the Boys.

Edward Daws, Saluda N C,

So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Our condolences go out to all of you. Lois Anthony & Jerry Danles

Lois Anthony , Niles , MI


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