Joseph Herman ‘Joey’ Fennel

Joseph Herman Fennel, 62, affectionately known by his friends and family as “Joey”, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A resident of Pierce County for the past 20 years, he was born March 27, 1957 in Wayne County. He was employed by Waycross Lawn and Service Center and had formerly operated Fennel’s Handy Market in Bristol with his dad, Herman, for nearly 15 years. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.  He was always quick to lend a hand to someone in need, regardless of what he was doing.  He was an awesome brother and loved fixing things as much as he loved his family and friends.  

His mother, Shirley Horton Lane; his father, Herman Fennel and wife, Iris and his sister, Shirley Ann Fennel, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his brother, Rob Fennel and wife, Leisa, Jesup; daughter, Laura Mullis, Screven; half-brothers and sisters, Marcy McCauley and husband, Scott, Boston, MA, Reuben Wells Jr. and wife, Lorine, Becky Wells Durden and husband, Tom, Joel Wells and Dwayne Wells and wife, Tyra, all of Hinesville; nieces, Brianne Fennel Mitcham and Hannah Fennel, both of Jesup; a nephew, Ridge Fennel, Jesup and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Private memorial services will be held Friday, June 14, from the Howard & Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jesup.

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Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

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