Col. James M. Jennings
James Jennings, age 89, of Niceville, FL, passed away on July 11, 2019. He was born to Clarence and Doris Jennings on July 4, 1930 in Fremont, OH. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and distinguished Air Force Officer.
Jim was a graduate of the Ohio State University (1954). In 1955, he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Jim served 30 years as a career officer and aviator, did two tours in Southeast Asia, where he flew over 100 combat missions, and later served as a base commander and division commander. He retired in 1985, and settled in Niceville, FL. along with his wife of 68 years, Paula.
He is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Doris Jennings, and his brother, David Jennings.
He is survived by his wife Paula, children James Jennings and Debra Keller; his sister Joyce Daniel, and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 19, at 11 am at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL. 32578. A funeral service will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Friday, July 19, at 1:00 pm.
The family would like to thank all personnel at the Manor Skilled Nursing Facility for their support and absolute devotion to his care over the past several months.
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