Retired Superintendent James T. Wainwright Passes Away

In sadness we advise the passing of Retired Superintendent James T. (Cobby) Wainwright on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 following an extended illness.

Mr. Wainwright retired from the Department of Corrections/New River Correctional Institution in December 1988 with 30 years of service. He began his career in 1958 at Florida State Prison as a Maintenance Foreman then promoted to Maintenance Superintendent.

In 1973 he transferred to Lawtey Community Center as the Correctional Chief Counselor. Upon that facility being changed to Lawtey Correctional Institution in 1976 he promoted to Assistant Superintendent then in 1977 promoted to Superintendent. In 1985 he was promoted to Superintendent II at the Reception and Medical Center.

In 1987 he transferred to New River Correctional Institution. He was devoted to his family, a respected member of the Bradford County Community as well as serving on the Bradford County School Board for several years.

Mr. Wainwright was the brother of retired Department of Corrections Secretary Louie L. Wainwright.

Funeral arrangements:

Visit with Family and Friends
Friday, October 28, 2011 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Archie Tanner Funeral Home
Starke, Florida 32091

Memorial Service:

Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:00 AM

Grace United Methodist Church
1822 Madison Street
Lawtey, Florida 32058

Burial will follow at Kingsley Lake Cemetery

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mr. Wainwright can be made to either of the below:

Haven Hospice
4200 NW 90th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32606

Grace United Methodist Church
1822 Madison Street
Lawtey, FL 32058

Let us remember the Wainwright Family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.




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