Last Updated on September 8, 2023, 8:30 am
Fort Myer community mourns their beloved ‘jungle Jeff’.
Jeff Hornsby, a cherished member of the Fort Myer community, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023. He was the proud Co-owner of Get My Cannabis Card, a Medical Marijuana Cards, Certifications and renewals establishment, with his wife Tammy Schreier-Hornsby.
Who was Jeff Hornsby?
Jeff Hornsby was a beloved member of a tight-knit Fort Myer, Florida community. He grew up loving all kinds of animals. His parents owned a one-of-a-kind pet store. That exposed him to all types of animals. Florida is no stranger to wild animals. But when these wild animals enter urban areas, they are caught and released back into the wild by authorities or local groups.
Jeff participated in many catch-and-release operations involving alligators, crocodiles, and other animals. Due to this, some friends would fondly call him ‘Jungle Jeff,’ and others would call him
‘Aquaman’ due to his uncanny resemblance to Hollywood actor Jason Momoa, who played the character of ‘Aquaman’ in the movie of the same name.
He was a local celebrity. Everyone loved him. His friends describe him as a humble and generous person.
He was a gracious man and would help anyone who needed it. He always smiled and used to have a hearty laugh with his loved ones. He was an upstanding member of the society.
He never discriminated against anyone and always stood up for those who needed a voice regardless of color, race, or gender. His community was his whole world.
He was a rowdy, adventurous soul who wrangled with crocodiles, alligators, and snakes alike, yet he had a gentle heart.
In his post on social media, he confessed his love for animals, especially those at the bottom of the food chain. He used to plant seeds and nurture his garden so that the bees could drink the nectar of the flowers and thrive.
He was a loving and devoted husband. He shared his adventure with his wife, Tammy Schreier Hornsby. She is also co-owner of their company, Get My Cannabis Card. He had kindness and love at heart, and in his short life, he shared more love and laughter than many cannot fathom in ten lifetimes.
What happened to Jeff Hornsby?
The details of his passing are not yet known to the public. He was 55 years old at the time of his death.
Obituary and funeral
His family is still recovering from their inconsolable loss. His departure left a huge void in the lives of those who loved him and had the privilege to know him. His family will need some time to heal. They will provide details of his funeral when they are ready.
The community outpoured overwhelming support for the family in their time of grief. The community loved him and shared their accounts and fond memories of him. All those who knew him paid tributes and respects in their ways.
His friend Jerry Black said,
“it’s been a difficult day. A day filled with shock and disbelief. I found out early this morning my friend Jeff Hornsby passed away yesterday. I am in shock!” He continues. “Bobby Bowden once said, “Don’t go to the grave with a life unused.” Whether he ever heard that quote or not, Jeff took that quote seriously. No one can ever say he left this life with a life unused. Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed!”
Stacy Johnson Mcdaniel said,
“I am at a loss for words right now. Please keep the Hornsby family and Tammy Schreier Hornsby in your prayersI can’t fathom the fact that this world has lost an icon Jeff Hornsby I have known Jeff and his family for 40 years! Sending love to his sweet mom Charlotte and the rest of the family. My heart is truly broken.”
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