- July 3, 2017
Johnathan Frederick Rees, 42 years old, of Winter Garden and Ruskin, Florida, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2016, after a long, eight-year battle with an incurable bone disease.
Born in Winter Garden, Florida, to John and Linda Rees on Oct. 16, 1973. Johnathan graduated from West Orange High School in 1992. He earned a B.S. degree in Business from St. Leo College and an MBA from Rollins College.
Johnathan worked in accounting at Silver Springs Citrus and was a senior financial analyst for Tropicana (Quaker, Gatorade, Pepsico).
Johnathan married his beloved wife, Jennifer, in 2000. His life was centered around Jennifer and their four children. He was a devoted loving husband and father, always kind, gentle never selfish.
Jonathan enjoyed nature with a special interest in snakes. He was an avid fisherman. Playing and coaching his son in baseball were also a highlight in his life.
Johnathan is survived by wife, Jennifer; daughters, Madison, 15, Makenzie, 14, Morgan, 12; and son, John, 8; his brother, Justin (Patricia); nieces, Emily and Abigail; parents, John and Linda Rees; uncle, David; aunts, Mary Wyatt (Bill), Terri Pickels (John), Debbie Gowland (Jan); and grandmother, Laura Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Procession to the Winter Garden Cemetery will follow the service. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church following the cemetery service. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. baldwinfairchild.com.