Jay W. Vonier, 40, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Gainesville. 

He was born in Thomasville November 26, 1979 to Freddy G. Vonier and Mary Lou Minchew Vonier. As a child, he trusted Jesus as his Savior and joined First Baptist Church. He graduated from Thomasville High School in 1998 and went on to attend Lanier Technical College and DeVry University. 

He had worked for Hoover Precision Products in Cumming, since 2002. He had a brilliant mind, a keen wit and an unusual knack for science and technology. He read voraciously on a wide breadth of subjects. He loved camping, animals and great pizza. Above all, he liked to fix things that were broken, restoring their usefulness for the people he loved. Friends and family will miss his sweet smile, generous spirit and lively sense of humor. He was a loving and loyal son, brother, and friend. 

Survivors include his parents, Freddy and Mary Lou Minchew Vonier; his sister, Jennifer Vonier Mason (Chad),, St. Louis, MO and cousin, Aimee Minchew Stevens (James), Peachtree City. 

He was preceded in death by grandparents, J.W. and Ida Vonier, T.M. and Ora Lee Minchew, Elwood Jarrard and Murl Simoneaux; aunts and uncles, Ray and Sharon Minchew, Troy Minchew and Clarice and Harold Clark and his much loved cousin, Tracy Minchew Todd. 

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Allen & Allen Funeral Home. 

Graveside funeral services for the family will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, from the Blackshear City Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Miss Kitty, P.O. Box 22, Thomasville, GA 31799 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or www.donate3.cancer.org

Friends and family are invited to visit his online memorial tribute page at www.allenfh.com.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com

Allen & Allen Funeral Home of Thomasville is in charge of arrangements.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home  of Blackshear is in charge of local arrangements.

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