September 11, 1941 - December 27, 2020
Walter Frederick “Fred” Hartley, age 79, of St Augustine, passed away on December 27, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Fred grew up in Mandarin, attending St. Joseph Academy and DuPont High School. In his youth, he went to work in the Shipyards, becoming an accomplished welder and fabricator, and later went to work Patterson Refrigeration as a welder. Fred loved his work and took pride in everything that he did. For most of his working life, Fred was employed with the Stellar Group, as a welder, Field Supervisor, Superintendent and “Chief Talker in charge”. He was a commanding presence on jobs and was highly regarded for his work. Fred was the longest tenured employee in the history of Stellar. Fred met his wife, Linda, on a blind date in 1960, and they got married on March 24, 1962. They became residents of St. Augustine in 1980, and were members of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Fred truly led the life he loved, hunting, fishing and shrimping. It was said of Fred that “his yard may not be cut, but his freezer was certainly full of shrimp”. Above all, Walter enjoyed being with his family and friends and he will be deeply missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Linda E. Hartley of St. Augustine; daughters, Tammy Wilson of Georgia and Sherry Cannon of Ocala, FL; sons, Glen Frederick Hartley (Mary Ellen) of Owensville, Kentucky and Randy Hartley of Ocala; brothers, Leroy Hartley (Carol) of Sylva, NC and Lee Hartley (Roslyn) of Charlotte, NC; sister, Barbara Jean; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2nd, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, with Father Steven Zehler officiating. Interment will follow at St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated for the St. Ambrose Renovation Fund. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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