Jahue Fennel, 88, of Florence, SC, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at MUSC Florence. He was born in Lake City, SC, a son of the late Wiley Gaston Fennel and Ila Mae Heirs Fennel. He is also predeceased by two sisters, Willa Bell (Bernie) and Shelby Jean Turner (Preston); one brother, Wiley Levon Fennell; and a brother in law, Charles Gaskins.
Jahue served in the US Marine Corp and then reenlisted in the US Army, from which he retired, having served in both the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. He was formerly employed with Chase Oil Company and was an independent long-haul truck driver. He was a member of Peace Free Will Baptist Church and he loved fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Brigitte Anna Erna Fennel; a sister, Lenora Gaskins; two brothers, Joe Fennell (Barbara) and Donnie Fennell (Libby); a sister in law, Linda Fennell; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service, directed by Cain Calcutt Funeral Home, will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in the Mt. Hope Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 PM, prior to the service.
Although it is much appreciated, Mrs. Fennel requests that she have no gifts of food or visitors at her residence at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Free Will Baptist Church or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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