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Gordon Wayne Honey

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.

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38 Comments To "Gordon Wayne Honey"

#1 Comment By Betty Honey On April 11, 2020 @ 1:31 pm

My condolences to the Honey family. May God be with you all during these trying times.

#2 Comment By Julia Stafford On April 11, 2020 @ 2:14 pm

Sherry,Mike,Rickey, Jo Ellen and Family,
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love Judy Stafford

#3 Comment By Sherry Horton On April 23, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

Thank you

#4 Comment By Bubba West On April 11, 2020 @ 2:58 pm

Great memories of your dad from grocery store days. Always a great smile and there to help both at work and especially in the community.

#5 Comment By Becky Sisk On April 11, 2020 @ 6:27 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort each of you during this time of sorrow and sadness.

#6 Comment By Johnny Henderson On April 11, 2020 @ 7:35 pm

Ricky so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

#7 Comment By Debbie Rutledge On April 11, 2020 @ 7:41 pm

Rickey and family I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was very kind to my aunt Jean when she was at Fayetteville Square. I know he will be missed. Prayers for you all.

#8 Comment By Billie Thompson On April 11, 2020 @ 7:52 pm

We will surely miss Wayne at Fayetteville Square. We spent many wonderful hours with him playing cards and dominoes. Love your family here.

#9 Comment By Billie Thompson On April 11, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

We will miss Wayne at Fayetteville Square. We spent many wonderful hours with him playing cards and dominoes. Our hearts are broken rest in peace Wayne. Your family from Fayetteville Square.

#10 Comment By Ray & Sue C Simmons On April 11, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you .

#11 Comment By Gay Parsley On April 11, 2020 @ 8:42 pm

Rickey, Sherry and family. We are truly sorry about your Dad. We always thought highly of Wayne and enjoyed him working with us at our stores when he was with Malone and Hyde. A very kind, courteous and just a great guy. May God comfort all during this difficult time.

#12 Comment By Dena and Jimmy Kincaid On April 12, 2020 @ 7:44 am

Rickey, Sherry and family…prayers for all of you during this sad time.. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

#13 Comment By Dena and Jimmy Kincaid On April 12, 2020 @ 7:53 am

Rickey, Sherry, Mike and family….Prayers for all of you during this time. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

#14 Comment By Bryan Kennedy On April 12, 2020 @ 9:07 am

I will miss him at the ball games. Best, Bryan Kennedy

#15 Comment By Billy & Patsy Gray On April 12, 2020 @ 10:15 am

Rickey, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
you are in our thoughts and prayers.

#16 Comment By Lenace Hyde On April 12, 2020 @ 11:05 am

Prayers for comfort and peace during this time of great loss. Will he thinking of each of you during these hard and sad times.
Lenace Hyde

#17 Comment By Donna & Bobby Mitchell On April 12, 2020 @ 11:30 am

Ricky & Jo Ellen So sorry for your loss in our prayers .

#18 Comment By Paula Pitts On April 12, 2020 @ 1:12 pm

Sherry and Family So sorry to hear about your dad.Prayes are with you.

#19 Comment By Harry Bradford On April 12, 2020 @ 2:13 pm

Sherry & Ricky, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He loved sports, especially when you two were playing.

#20 Comment By Debbie Gentry On April 12, 2020 @ 7:01 pm

Ricky, Sherry, and families, so sorry to hear of Mr. Honey’s passing. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers 🙏

#21 Comment By Wanda Jennings Preston On April 12, 2020 @ 7:16 pm

Rickey and Sherry, your Daddy was a special man. I remember when he would eat sandwiches at lunch at my daddy’s store. So sorry for your loss.

#22 Comment By Rhonda Honey Wilbanks On April 12, 2020 @ 8:16 pm

So sorry for your loss…I always enjoyed talking and joking with him at family get togethers… I know he will be missed…

#23 Comment By Christi Taylor Howell On April 12, 2020 @ 9:33 pm

Rickey, Sherry, and families, Inamnainsorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to your families.

#24 Comment By Carolyn Greenwood On April 13, 2020 @ 5:59 am

So sorry for your loss, may God bless your during this time and your memories be sweet.

#25 Comment By Brenda and Sam Ezell On April 13, 2020 @ 10:15 am

Sherry and Rickey, our heart felt condolences go out to you and your families. When we think of your dad, we remember many things, but primarily what a sports fan he was.! He was, in particular, a support to me (Sam). He will be greatly missed.

#26 Comment By Rickey Honey On April 14, 2020 @ 8:31 am

Thank you He sure thought lot of both of you and still my favorite coach ever but more so a teacher that I always talk about to my kids and grandkids and always positive. I still to this day can see you in practice one day kick the ball up into top of gym and then we went from a bad practice to a good one Wish my knees had held up I could have took the journey thru 4 yrs with the group my class went thru

#27 Comment By Sherry Horton On April 24, 2020 @ 12:10 am

Thank you!

#28 Comment By Debbie Morris On April 13, 2020 @ 10:20 am

Loved my Uncle Wayne. It was so much fun talking to him and listening to him and Mom talk. He will be missed. Prayers for the family. Love you all.

#29 Comment By Teri Pitts On April 13, 2020 @ 10:28 am

To entire Honey family,
So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God be near and dear to all of you at this sad time. Prayers for the family.
Teri Marty Pitts

#30 Comment By Kyle Bills On April 13, 2020 @ 1:21 pm

Rickey, Sherry and family,

So sorry to here of your fathers passing. May each of you fill the peace that only can be found through the Spirit of God residing within us. I think often of our years in Fayetteville and your great support of me. God bless you all!!

#31 Comment By Rickey Honey On April 14, 2020 @ 8:25 am

Thank you and I still talk about the fantastic teams you created at Lincoln Co I think of you everytime I walk in the gym

#32 Comment By Sherry Horton On April 24, 2020 @ 12:11 am

Thank you Kyle.

#33 Comment By Sandra Lancaster On April 13, 2020 @ 1:48 pm

I am so sorry about y’alls loss of Wayne. Even though I haven’t been at Fayetteville Square that long he was a good next door neighbor to me. He will be missed here and thoughts and prayers for all of y’all

#34 Comment By Sandra Lancaster On April 13, 2020 @ 1:58 pm

Wayne my neighbor I will miss you. Your wife was waiting with open arms and the kids and grandkids will miss their daddy and granddaddy but they knew wouldn’t want to stay here and suffer so spread your wings and fly to your heavenly home Wayne. Praying for all of your family Wayne Rest in peace friend

#35 Comment By Dorothy Small On April 14, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss.. My prayers for you and your family. God Bless.

#36 Comment By Class of ’51 On April 15, 2020 @ 12:34 pm

Condolences to the family from the Central High Class of ’51.

#37 Comment By Rickey Honey On April 23, 2020 @ 8:51 pm

Thank you

#38 Comment By Sherry Horton On April 24, 2020 @ 12:04 am

Thank you!