JEFFERSON - Richard Watson Frontera Jr., 55, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013.
He was born in Tripoli, Africa, the son of the late Richard Watson Frontera Sr. and Barbara Ann Bryan Frontera. He was co-owner of Salvador's Italian Grill in Jefferson for many years and along with his wife, started Sweet Pea's Country Cuisine. Mr. Frontera loved food and the relationships that he built by serving the community of Jefferson and surrounding areas. He loved his family and working closely with them in the business that he was so passionate about, loved ones stated. He was of the Catholic denomination.
Mr. Frontera was preceded in death by his sister, Ronna Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn J. Frontera, Jefferson; daughter and son-in-law, Elexis and Joshua Brewer, Gainesville; son, Richard Joseph Frontera, Jefferson; granddaughter, Madison Grace Frontera, Alpharetta; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Douglas and Angelika Frontera, Valdosta; and a number of other relatives.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 22, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Richard "Papa" Frontera, P.O. Box 1071, Jefferson, GA 30549
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com