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Power of Community: Johnny Foy

Johnny Foy has hung up his hard hat and handed over his forklift keys as he’s retired with 45 years of service at the co-op.

Foy started at JOEMC on April 23, 1974, as a warehouse helper. Five years later he was promoted to warehouseman and in 1989 was promoted to warehouse foreman and moved to the Sneads Ferry District Office.

After moving back to the headquarter office in Jacksonville and running the warehouse (as well as handling the duties of purchasing materials), Johnny settled back at the district office in the late 1990s until his retirement.

From requesting, ordering, and unloading materials to the general organization of the warehouse, Foy has loved his job during his 45 years.

“I made sure the crews had the materials they needed when heading out to job sites each and every morning,” Johnny said. “But, one of the most important parts of my job was making sure the facilities were clean and kept in a safe, non-hazardous manner.”

“I’ve had some great years at the co-op,” Foy continued, “I’ve had some good bosses and made some really good friends, some that I consider family, but I’m ready to retire and do other things.”

So what’s Johnny’s retirement plans? “I’m going to spend time with Roxie (spouse) and my kids and grandkids,” Johnny said. “And I’m planning to do a little traveling, hunting, and LOTS of fishing!”

We want to thank Johnny for his service to the co-op, its members, and the community. His commitment over the last 45 years epitomizes JOEMC employees and their Power of Community.