Jinat Jonathan Knopf Jr. - Jacksonville, Fla.

Jinat Jonathan Knopf Jr., 91, a retired Professional Civil Engineer, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Saturday morning, April 22, 2017. He was born August 27, 1925, in Fairfax, S.C., a son of the late Jinat Jonathan and Mary DeLoach Knopf.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, brother Reuben DeLoach Knopf, MD and an infant brother, Eugene Knopf. He is survived by the love of his life of 70 years, Helen Williams Knopf; a daughter, Mary and her husband, Daniel Bohannon, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.., their children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a son, William and his wife Vicky Knopf of Beech Island.

A student at the Citadel Military College of South Carolina at the outbreak of WWII, J. J. joined the Army as a volunteer, served in the Pacific theater and advanced to the rank of Sergeant. After the war he returned to the Citadel and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.

J. J. will be laid to rest with his family graveside in the Fairfax Cemetery, Fairfax.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of J. J. to the Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring - Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach, Florida (www.communityhospice.com/foundation). They provided extraordinary, companionate care and services for him and his family during his final days.

Corey-Kerlin Funeral Homes & Crematory, 940 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla., is assisting the family.