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Theodore A. Jaycox

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THEODORE AMOS JAYCOX was taken home by the Angels on Saturday,
November 26 2016. Loving Husband, Father and Friend, he will be missed by many of
us. His journey began on July 22, 1927. He was raised in Effingham, Illinois by Ted
and Manette Jaycox who were waiting for his arrival! He joined the Navy in 1945 and .
served his country. He was a graduate of the University of Florida where he was Captain
of the Fighting Gators Basketball Team in 1951.

Though he thought he would...

THEODORE AMOS JAYCOX was taken home by the Angels on Saturday,
November 26 2016. Loving Husband, Father and Friend, he will be missed by many of
us. His journey began on July 22, 1927. He was raised in Effingham, Illinois by Ted
and Manette Jaycox who were waiting for his arrival! He joined the Navy in 1945 and .
served his country. He was a graduate of the University of Florida where he was Captain
of the Fighting Gators Basketball Team in 1951.

Though he thought he would be a coach and teacher, his father had started a construction
firm in Ocala and that became his life's work. He met Carroll Danine Kramer in 1952
and they were married for 64 years.

Ted built many of Ocala's premier horse farms, developed residential neighborhoods and
built scores of commercial buildings throughout Marion County. Ted was an avid
outdoorsman and all around athlete, but his passion was fishing. He could out fish
anyone! Just ask his friends. From single handedly landing a 600 pound Goliath
Grouper while spear fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in 1960, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
his whole life, and for 14 years catching every salmon in Alaska in the summer, he never
met a fish he couldn't catch!

After 40 years in Ocala, Ted and Carroll moved to Highlands, North Carolina. For 15
years they designed engineered and built many beautiful homes in the mountains, and
were known for the quality and unique design of each home they built. But Florida is
home so they moved to Crystal River. Ted loved fishing, RV travel between Mexico
and Alaska, fishing, Gator sports, fishing, gardening, fishing and reading. He retired to
Port Orange, then moved to New Smyrna Beach in 2012. He continued to fish in the
Indian River Lagoon and terrorized all the redfish.

Ted and Carroll went on a 3 month mission trip to Africa where Ted built a wing on a
hospital in the Black Homeland of Umtata during Apartheid. Ted was always active in
the Episcopal Church, wherever he lived. Ted was Senior Warden, Junior Warden,
reader, usher. He volunteered at the food bank,and tutored at the Great Kids afterschool
program.

Ted spent his 89th, and last, birthday with his son, Ted, fishing the Gulf off of Louisiana,
catching giant redfish, again.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife,
Carroll, three children, Gina Holt (Tom) of Edgewater, Florida, Ted Jaycox (Shoni) of
Ocala, Florida, and Kelly Klein (Robert) of Islamorada, Florida; three grandchildren,
Tiffany, Tara and Chase; and three great grandchildren, Dawson, Conner and Gabriella.
The family requests that memorials be made to Halifax Hospice in Edgewater, St. Peter
the Fisherman Church in New Smyrna Beach, or your favorite charity.

Memorial services will be held in New Smyrna Beach on Friday, December 16,2016 at
1:00p.m.at St. Peter the Fisherman Church,

AND in Ocala ,on Saturday, December 17, at 11:00a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church,

Arrangements under the direction of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange, FL.