NAHUNTA – Shane Fortier Whitford, Sr., 50, of Nahunta passed away Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020, at Orange Park Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness. Born in Houston, Texas, his parents were Robert Fortier Whitford and Laura Jean Brinson Robertson. Whitford was a concrete finisher for Shenefield Concrete and loved playing in a local band, The Mindgrind. Survivors include his son, Shane Whitford, Jr. (fiancé Jessica O’Neal) of Brunswick; two grandchildren, Tyler Whitford and Kaleigh Whitford of Brunswick; his companion, Tammy Pearce of Nahunta and her children, Dalton, Jamie, Eileen, Reuben, Joe, and Brook; his brother and sister-in-law, Brent Whitford (Laura) of Brunswick; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Tammy Groover (Tee) and Robyn Robertson all of Waynesville; three nieces, Courtney Brown and Kayla Robertson both of Waynesville, and Adriane Phelps of Chickamauga, Ga.; and also several other relatives and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at