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James Joseph �Jim� Stoffel
r. James �Jim� Joseph Stoffel, 86, of Fernandina Beach passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home.
Born in Huntington, IN he was a son of the late Frank Joseph and Mary Gill Stoffel. He attended the local schools of Huntington and it was in Huntington, as a youth, he would find his lifelong passion. He worked for two years as the Assistant Golf Professional at the LaFontaine Golf and Country Club in Huntington.
After serving his country in the U. S. Navy Jim would continue his lifelong pursuit as a Golf Professional. Over the years he served as the Head Golf Professional at the Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, NC, Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC, and the Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC. He was also owner of the Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club in Calabash, NC and was Co-Owner of the Royal Amelia Golf Links in Amelia Island, FL.
Jim married Rosemary Maples in 1952 and they were the proud parents of seven children. Rosemary passed away in 1988.
Jim was a Third Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus for 68 years. He was member of St. Michael�s Catholic Church and was active in the St. Michael�s Men�s Club. In addition to his church life, he was an ardent hunter and fisherman.
In 1991 he married Renee� Edmonson of Lake Norman, NC and after residing in North Myrtle Beach, SC for eight years they moved to Fernandina Beach to retire.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, Jim was predeceased by a four year old son, Michael, in 1969.
He leaves behind his wife, Renee; his six children and their spouses, Cary and Susan Stoffel, Karon and Steve Kightlinger, Debbie and Sloan Wright, Mary Ann and Bob Vespa, Ronald and Jamie Stoffel and Kathleen and Kenneth Siler; Renee�s son and his wife, Jimmy and Julie Edmonson and their three sons; as well as his 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael�s Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Jose Kallukalam, Celebrant. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
Jim will be laid to rest at a later date in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
In his memory, the family asks that memorials be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.
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BARBARA GINGHER February 27, 2019
My prayers and sympathy tp Renee and family. Jim was a man to be admired for his faith and good will toward all.
T AND DON ANDERSON February 27, 2019
Renee,Our prayers are with you at this time in the loss of Jim.He was always �the right reverend� to me as we shared so many laughs and watched as he fed Big Mama at the Golf Course.You will see him again and then there will be no more separation in Heaven.
LINDA SCHEIBET February 28, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Renee and my cousins. We all have many fond memories of Uncle Jim and the time we spent with him. His stories and great humor will stay with us. Our mom still holds him so dear in her heart as she remembers being a constant babysitter as he grew up.
PAT & JANET METTLER March 1, 2019
We want to send our deepest sympathies to the Stoffel family at this time of sorrow. Jim�s edifying character has touched many and the effects of that still remain. God bless all of you!
WALTER AND BETTY NIELSEN March 1, 2019
A most honorable man, he will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to Renee and family.
KATHY BLAND March 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you Renee and all your family. Praying for you all.
ETHEL MAPLES � March 2, 2019
Renee�My condolences to you and your family.
MARY ANN VESPA March 3, 2019
He was a great man and I am so thankful that God chose him to be my father. They just don�t get any better than that!
KARON KIGHTLINGER MARCH 3, 2019 March 3, 2019
I am Truly Blest to be one of his daughters, he was Pure Kindness to all who crossed his path!!!
He knew how to Love and he did it the Best!!!
JOHN AND SHERRY PULSINELLI March 4, 2019
Jim was a true patriot and disiple of Chirst. A dedicated Lector, great speaker, very positive personality who accepted God�s will with courage and dignity. Jim knew he was going to be at rest and in peace with his Father in Heaven. He will be missed by many, but will be with us all in Spirit dressed in his country club clothing to share the word of God at every daily Thursday Mass at St Michaels. Jim was a model Lector and set the stardard for many. Jim, Renee and Family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
VINCE AND KATHY SMITH March 7, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all the family . We continually lift each one of you up in Our thoughts and prayers. May all of you find your peace and comfort in the days and time ahead.
CAPT JOHN AND SHERRY PULSINELLI, USN. (RET) March 7, 2019
Jim was a man of deep faith and compassion and shared his faith at every opportunity but especially as a Senior Lector. Jim was a very good friend and Mentor and when it came to sharing the word of God did so with great love and conviction. Our prayers are with Jim, Renee and family.