2019-01-09 / Obituaries

John Mansfield Sr.


John Earl Mansfield Sr., age 86, of Amelia Island, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. Mansfield was born May 22, 1932, in Richmond, Va., to the late James Russell Mansfield and Alene Quincy Mansfield. He grew up in southwestern Georgia, graduating from Blakely High School and then obtained his bachelor’s of science degree in business from Georgia State University. Mr. Mansfield, a successful business owner, founded and operated Mansfield Oil Company in Gainesville, Ga., and Mycelx Technologies in Duluth, Ga.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mansfield was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Mansfield; and son-in-law, Mark Mixon.

He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Betty G. Mansfield of Amelia Island; his children, Virginia Hager and her husband Mark, of Atlanta, Ga., Connie Mixon of Atlanta, John Mansfield Jr. and his wife Jill of Gainesville, Ga., Michael Mansfield Sr. and his wife Kim of Atlanta, Sherrie Douglas and her husband Jim of Long Island, N.Y.; his sister, Joan Bowden and her husband Otis II, of Amelia Island; his brother, James Mansfield of Buford, Ga.; his grandchildren, Jessica Kim and her husband, Matthew, Stephen Hager, Matthew Hager and his wife Olivia, Martin Underwood and his wife Clay, Natalie Shirley and her husband Blake, Morgan Mixon, Greer Mansfield, David Mansfield, Alyssa Hosch and her husband Cody, Ramsey Hill, Olivia Wall and her husband Zach, Michael Mansfield Jr. and his wife Amanda, Sam Mansfield and his fiancée Caitlyn, Tim Douglas, Maura Douglas and her fiancée Jeremy, William Douglas and Jack Douglas; his greatgrandchildren, Skylar, Vivian, Winnie, Jeannie, Frances, Blake, Jack, Chandler, Zach, Quincy, Fred and Harriett. He also leaves behind the mother of his children, Winnie Chandler LeClercq, as well as many extended family members whom he dearly loved.

Funeral services were be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Amelia Plantation Chapel with the Reverend Doctor Conrad Sharps officiating. He was laid to rest in Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton, Ga., Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 1 p.m..

Those desiring may make contributions, in his memory, to the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Rd., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; or Eagle Ranch for Children, 5500 Union Church Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542; or Good News at Noon, P.O. Box 1577 Gainesville, GA 30503.

Please share your memories and condolences at www.oxleyheard.com

Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors of Fernandina Beach, Fla., were in charge of arrangements.

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