On April 8, 2019, James Whitton Jensen (JJ), 55, of Wewahitchka, Florida, went to be with his heavenly father. JJ was born and raised in Wewahitchka, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents Algot “Hotrod” and Ilene Jensen and sister, Scarlet Harvell. He is survived by his children, Jenna, James, and Jacob and their momma Connie Jensen all of Wewahitchka. He is also survived by sisters, Sandra Husband (Jack), Christy Stokes, Sheila Lolley, Selena Lowe, brother James Harvell and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
JJ started a lengthy law enforcement career in 1994 with the Gulf County Sheriff’s as a correctional officer and dispatcher. In 1996 he became a deputy sheriff with Gulf County and in 2008 was promoted to Investigator. JJ left the Sheriff’s Department in 2009 with the rank of lieutenant and became an investigator with the State Attorneys Office where he retired in December 2018 with an impeccable service career. JJ devoted his entire career to serving the citizens of Gulf County and the State of Florida.
JJ loved life and spending time at home with his family. He was a true patriot, coach, mentor, and friend to so many and will never be forgotten. His greatest treasures were his three beautiful children whom he loved and adored. The day they were born were the happiest days of his life. He was the proudest daddy!
JJ loved football, especially the Miami Dolphins. He also had the ability to make people laugh with his quirky, goofy sense of humor and as he always said, “I’m a giver!” and “Pawpaw loves you!”
JJ was loved by so many, especially his family and friends. He will be sorely missed but his children know he will be watching over them and be with them every step of the way. He is walking those streets of gold and singing from the rooftops.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church with Pastor Derrick Gerber officiating. There was viewing one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers included, Ricky Tolbert, Frank McKeithen, Robert Jasinski, Gary Pack, James Harvell, and Adam Albritton. Graveside services followed at Buckhorn Cemetery. JJ was remembered with full law enforcement honors.
All services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.