Jeffery Paul Cammon died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Southeast Georgia Health System following a brief illness. He was 55 years old.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at Christ Church Frederica on St. Simons Island. A reception will follow in the Christ Church Parish House.
Jeff was born Dec. 12, 1961, in Long Beach, Calif. He moved with his family first to Jacksonville, Fla., and then to Jackson, Ga., where he lived with his uncle and aunt, Ivey C. and Wilma Cammon Bridges, who reared him from the age of 4 until he moved to St. Simons Island in 1976. He married Laura Jeurdine Wood in 1980, and became father of their son, Jeffery Young Cammon, in 1985. Jeff and his wife designed and helped build their traditional log home on St. Simons Island.
Jeff, affectionately known as “Bo” to his friends, graduated from Glynn Academy in the Class of 1979. He worked as a surveyor for Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co., as party chief for a local survey business as well as for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was an accomplished and mostly self-taught potter who enjoyed learning the basics of pottery from his high school art teacher. Family and friends who have been recipients of gifts of Jeff’s pottery over the years treasure his work. He was devoted to the sports of hunting and fishing, and in recent years he made and sold custom-made, hand-wrapped fishing poles after a serious automobile accident rendered him disabled.
He is survived by his wife, Laura; his son Jeffery; his daughter-in-law Felicia Calhoun Cammon; his uncle Ivey, of Middleburg, Fla.; his parents-in-law, Royce and Bootie Wood; his sisters-in-law, Evie Wood Walker and Judy Clark Wood; his brother-in-law, W. David Wood; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jeff’s memory to a charity of their choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com.