It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. Gordon Wayne Honey, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN. Wayne was born on July 8, 1933 in Fayetteville to the late Sam and Anna Ward Honey. He passed away on April 10, 2020 at St. Thomas West Hospital.
Mr. Honey was a man of faith and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He loved watching all sports, especially when his family was playing. Wayne was a true Tennessee, Big Orange Fan, including football and lady Vols basketball. He also was a Yankee baseball fan. Mr. Honey worked for Genesco and later retired from Malone and Hyde Distribution, where he was in sales. Life was never about Wayne, he was all about his family and their lives.
Mr. Honey loved his son, daughter, and grandchildren dearly. Survivors include his son, Rickey (Jo Ellen) Honey of Frankewing; daughter, Sherry (Mike) Horton of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Whitney Horton, Richard Honey, Robbie Honey, Susan Hamilton, and Stacy Rozell; great-grandchildren, Austin Honey, Kali Honey, Alyssa Posey, Caiden Honey, Lane Honey, Kylie Honey, Eli Hamilton, Ava Hamilton, Mae Hamilton, Tes Hamilton, Audrey Rozell, and Brady Rozell; sister, Mora Bradley of Elora, TN; and his Fayetteville Square Family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Honey was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sharp Honey; brothers, Lewis Honey, Howard Honey, Joe Dean Honey, and Bob Honey; and sisters, Gladys Wallace, Hilda Young, and Frances Jones.
A private family service will be held for Mr. Honey with Bro. Randy Nichols of Maranatha Baptist Church officiating with burial in the Kelso Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public gathering at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lincoln County Tribute Chair, Cary B. Sullivan, P.O. Box 470 Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Gordon Wayne Honey.
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the family of Mr. Honey, services will be private at this time. A public gathering may be scheduled for a later date. To honor social distancing and still allowing our community to support families in their time of need, you can sign the online guestbook at higginsfh.com. If you do not have access to the internet you may drop a card or condolence off at Higgins Funeral Home.