J.R. Still, 63, of Port St Lucie, FL, and formerly of Westville, FL, passed away April 25, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.
J.R. (Junior) was born June 20, 1948 in Bonifay, FL, to Reba Mallory and the late Travis Still. He graduated from Martin County Senior High School in June of 1966 and, in August 1966, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After completing Basic Training at Paris Island, South Carolina, and Advanced Training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he volunteered for 18 months in Vietnam. He was part of one of the first groups of soldiers pulled out of Vietnam in the historic troop withdrawal ordered by President Richard Nixon. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps with the rank of Lance Corporal. Upon returning home, J.R. worked at Smiley's Dairy in Indiantown, FL, Register's Dairy in Graceville, FL, and Showell Farms in DeFuniak Springs, FL. J.R. learned the plumbing trade from his stepfather and later became a state licensed plumbing contractor who owned and operaterd Still Plumbing in Port St. Lucie for many years. He was an avid gardener who, along with his wife, spent many hours creating a beautiful backyard oasis that will continue to grow as a living legacy of his love for God and his family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffery Mark (Buddy) Mallory, his stepfather, John C. Mallory, and his beloved brother, Dan Mallory.
J.R. is survived by his mother, Reba Mallory, of Westville, FL; his wife of 41 years, Pamela Voltz Still, of Port St Lucie, FL; three children, James Still and his wife, Maribell, of Port St. Lucie, Patrisha (Still) Barker and her husband, Daniel, of Port St. Lucie and Pauline (Ginger) Still and her fiance, Kyle Rarrick, of Jensen Beach, FL; three sisters, Marcy Owens and her husband, Brad, of Blountstown, FL, Sally Phillips and her husband, Greg, of Mossy Pond, FL, and Dottie Mallory Howard of Clarksville, FL; one brother, John Mallory, and his wife, Christine, of Clarksville; one aunt, Katie Parish, of Bonifay, FL; one uncle, Leonard Still, of Graceville, FL; three grandchildren, Luis Still, Ashton Rarrick and Ethan Still; five step-grandchildren, Stephen Rodriguez, Ashley, Jacquelin, Lindsay and Jayme Barker; two step-great-grandchildren, Jack Lowery IV and Layla Barker; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held May 20 at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville, FL. Memorialization was by cremation.