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Brother Billy was a rare breed, true to his heart, true to his word and always there for his family and friends. I counted him as a friend and I'm thankful and damn proud that he counted me among his. Fair winds and following seas Swamp.


I have known Billy for a very long time. We have been through a lot of good times and bad. We were family ... brothers . I am truly gonna miss him.This world will not be the same without him. Rest in peace my brother

Amy and Ralph

Fly high swamp!! It won’t the same!

Jeff Breslin

I unfortunately never had the pleasure of meeting Billy but felt I knew him from all the lovely photos & good times i saw & heard about thru through my good frd Trish! The love of her life!💕. He will truly be missed🙏

Juliec Powell

Leroy and I have become very close to Billy ever scence he moved to Fernandina to be with his , Soulmate Trish. ... You will be deeply missed my Dear Friend Billy. . 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻✝️💜


I worked with Mr. Billy for a short period of time. He made sure something was good in every day (no matter how bad the entire day was). I have many memories of sitting in the office and laughing, joking and showing me an interesting thing of the past that he has pictures of (and he had many) He was full of life knowledge and I am very glad to have known him for the short amount of time that I did. He will be truly missed.

William "Billy" Jankosky


William “Billy” Edward Jankosky, 59, of Fernandina Beach passed away at his home on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Billy was born in Brunswick, GA to Edward and Ruth Harrison Jankosky while his father was stationed at GLYNCO Naval Air Station.

He was a mechanic by trade and worked on cars, motorcycles, diesel engines in both heavy trucks and yachts. He always loved to “tinker” and could fix nearly anything. He enjoyed listening to music, camping and car racing of all types. He enjoyed traveling and touring lighthouses whenever he could.

He was a simple and good man who also enjoyed such things as taking the dogs, Lulu and Smoke, out for a ride or just hanging out with them, fishing and going to the beach when he could. He was full of common sense and life knowledge and was willing to share that knowledge with a younger person. He was always ready to help a friend in need. While Billy was not a constant smiler, you could tell when he was pleased because he had a megawatt smile which lit up his whole face.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Ann Harrison Jankosky and his grandparents.

He leaves behind his “soulmate”, Tricia Bohannon; his father and step-mom, Bill and Barb Jankosky; his step-mom from his “growing up” years, Olivia Jankosky; daughters, Brandi, Coreyshane and Melissa; a sister, Shelly Jankosky Whittaker; a brother, Bobby Jankosky; as well his grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Bosque Bello Cemetery.


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