William McInarnay, known as “Papa” to his large and loving family, lived his entire life in Jacksonville, FL. He passed away at age 90 on March 25, 2013. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church and served in the US Army in the Pacific during WWII, where he was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and numerous other citations. He held memberships with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a founder and charter member of FOWA, a statewide organization representing the septic industry. William established Jax Plumbing and Septic Co. early in his career, and his two sons Gerald and Michael took over the business upon his retirement. Jax Plumbing & Septic Tank, Inc. would not be what it is today without William’s help and passion, and for that we thank him and honor him here today.