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Adam Jay Herndon

Adam Jay Herndon

May 26, 1985 - June 2, 2017     Age: 32

Mr. Adam J. Herndon, age 32, of Fernandina Beach passed away at his home.

Born in Jacksonville, FL he is the son of James Herndon and Kimberly Ann Zimmerman Pauley.   Adam had been a lifelong resident on Fernandina Beach where he was a graduate of Fernandina Beach High  School, Class of 2004.  Adam was presently working as a Painting Supervisor at North Florida Shipyards in Jacksonville.

He leaves behind his mother, Kimberly Ann Pauley and her husband, Chuck, Fernandina Beach, FL, his father, James Herndon, Jacksonville, FL, his daughters, Kailee Ann Herndon and Abigail Marie Herndon both of Jacksonville, two sisters, Heather Scott and Amanda Herndon, both of Fernandina Beach, his maternal grandparents, Andrew and Virginia Zimmerman of the Villages, FL and a sister, Deborah Lynn Harris of Mayport, FL.

Adam will be laid to rest at a later date.



3 Condolences

  • Chuck Pauley Posted June 5, 2017 3:55 pm

    Adam Jay Herndon left this life too soon for those that loved him. He spent 10 years of his adolescent life growing up in Holly Point in Nassauville. And if you could ask him he would tell you that, outside of being a Father to his little girls, those were the best years of his life. He loved the outdoors and we owe thanks to a very special family back then that took him under their wing and taught him more about the river and the outdoors than I ever could. If they read this they will know who they are, they will never know how important they were to his young life.
    There was never a dull moment while Adam was growing up, the label “he was all boy” never applied more to anyone than it did him. Small things—having to make him stop wrestling with our huge Golden Retriever because his shoulders and chest were bloody from claw marks, his ability to mimic a calf’s cry to draw cattle down from the hills of his Grandmother’s home in Virginia, his insistence on bringing home containers of “mountain water” from the stream that ran in front of that Virginia home. The Christmas’ and Birthdays trying to find “Mighty Power Rangers” then “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” items and the joy on his face when he opened those presents. The adventures at his other Grandparent’s home in The Villages, whether with his cousins being part of Grandpa’s latest holiday venture or the look on his face driving golf carts around the Villages, Adam’s youthful life was one unending adventure interrupted only by the need to eat and sleep.
    Upon graduating from Fernandina Beach H.S. Adam became a man of many talents. He was a fabulous chef, working at some of the finest restaurants in Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville back in the early to mid 2000’s. But his love of the outdoors always pulled at him and he worked construction for a number of years before he found his niche. Adam loved working at the shipyards. It was just something that he was drawn to and was very good at. And even though he suffered a horrific accident a few years ago that would cripple most men he still went to his shipyard job day after day and was a much favored employee.
    Adam’s best and most precious contribution to this world though are his daughters—Kailee and Abby. He and Joanna brought two of the most beautiful girls that, just like their Mommy and Daddy, always bring a smile to one’s face. Adam will always be with his loved ones and friends through them. He will be missed so very, very much. His laugh will be remembered by all that experienced it. All of us will forever be touched by his kindness and his loving heart. All of us will forever miss that smile. R.I.P. Adam and watch over your babies.

  • Kathy Kilgore Posted June 7, 2017 9:31 am

    Kim I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

  • Courtney. Moore Posted November 25, 2017 11:52 pm

    I love. U n miss u all dAY n night

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