Jeffery Wayne Eakes
October 30, 1959 -
March 25, 2019

Visitation

March 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

March 27, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Jeffery Wayne Eakes, age 59, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Matthew Sullenger officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.

Jeff was born on October 30, 1959 in Fayetteville, TN to Thelma Ruth Dennis Eakes and the late Columbus Lincoln Eakes. He enjoyed tending his goats, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Eakes passed away on March 25, 2019 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Smith Eakes; children, Alyce (Jason) Burgess, Jessica (Caleb) Jean, Ashley (Matthew) Sullenger, Angel Eakes, and Joseph Hobbs; grandchildren, Trevor Burgess, Arianna Jean, Jayce Jean, Ava Claire Jean, Breyer Sullenger, Gavin Sullenger, Braden Eakes, Bentley Eakes, Carson Hanak, and Brinley Hanak; and siblings, Leon (Gayle) Eakes, David Eakes all of Fayetteville, TN, Mary Jo (Bob) Clark of McBurg, TN, Jeraldine (late Charlie) Alford of Tullahoma, TN, Diane (Ricky) Sells, Tammy (Gary) Williams all of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Adam Eakes; brothers, Daniel Eakes, Larry Eakes, and Dwight Jordan Eakes; and sisters, Linda Faye Bailey and Barbara Ann Eakes. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Avalon Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Eakes.

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11 Comments

  1. Tom & LouAnn Slater

    We did not know Jeff well, but always enjoyed finding him down by the barn and stopping to talk when we went for our walks. We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss him in our little community.

    Reply
  2. Michele Lane

    Prayers to the family.

    Reply
  3. Dennie Massey

    Mary Jo & Family May GODs Blessings Be With Each OF You IN The Loss OF YOUR LOVE ONE .I Knew Wayne From THE OLD EAGLE SNACK DAYs & HE WAS A FRIEND

    Reply
  4. ML, Michele, Bailey, & Kaitlyn.

    We are very sorry for the family’s loss, Jeff was a wonder neighbor and friend. He will missed at Ward Hollow. Their are two girls that will miss him teribley. We loved Jeff and his family, thank you for letting us be apart of your family. Love your neighbors.

    Reply
  5. Mark Isbell

    I rode the bus to school with all the Eakes family great bunch. I bought a couple knives from Jeff years ago. My prayers go out to the family.

    Reply
  6. Shannon Massey

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God will wrap his loving arms around you. I love yall and here if you need me.

    Reply
  7. Pam Cartwright

    I’m sorry for your loss of your dad.Keep you in my prayers.

    Reply
  8. Dennie Massey

    Mary Jo May Gods Blessings Be With You And Your Family In The Loss OF Your Love One I Remember Wayne From Our Time At EAGLE SNACKs

    Reply
  9. Michelle Hunt

    How do you say goodbye to such a wonderful man? Jeff was a quiet force of strength which was reflected in his wife and children. I admired the love and joy he shared with his family; I watched his family grow in uprightness from his stable example, and I witnessed his love for the Lord as he humbled himself at God’s altar. His children grew strong in character as they watched their daddy’s work ethic and dedication. His wife beamed with pride as she spoke of the treasure she found in him. Jeff has been an inspiration to our family. He would surely want us to all join together to hug strongly, love intensely, and celebrate gratefully. I rejoice in Jeff’s reunion with his son, brothers, and loved ones. Blessings, comfort, and love to the family. The Hunts (your other family) Johnny, Michelle, Joshua, Kristi, Christopher, Mark

    Reply
  10. Ryan, Shelby, and Savannah Mastin

    We are deeply sorry for your loss and are mourning with you all. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you all in this time of mourning. We are here for all of you! Praying for your strength at this time.
    -Ryan, Shelby, and Savannah Mastin

    Reply
  11. Gerald and Wanda Brown Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!

    Reply

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11 Comments

  1. Tom & LouAnn Slater

    We did not know Jeff well, but always enjoyed finding him down by the barn and stopping to talk when we went for our walks. We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss him in our little community.

    Reply
  2. Michele Lane

    Prayers to the family.

    Reply
  3. Dennie Massey

    Mary Jo & Family May GODs Blessings Be With Each OF You IN The Loss OF YOUR LOVE ONE .I Knew Wayne From THE OLD EAGLE SNACK DAYs & HE WAS A FRIEND

    Reply
  4. ML, Michele, Bailey, & Kaitlyn.

    We are very sorry for the family’s loss, Jeff was a wonder neighbor and friend. He will missed at Ward Hollow. Their are two girls that will miss him teribley. We loved Jeff and his family, thank you for letting us be apart of your family. Love your neighbors.

    Reply
  5. Mark Isbell

    I rode the bus to school with all the Eakes family great bunch. I bought a couple knives from Jeff years ago. My prayers go out to the family.

    Reply
  6. Shannon Massey

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God will wrap his loving arms around you. I love yall and here if you need me.

    Reply
  7. Pam Cartwright

    I’m sorry for your loss of your dad.Keep you in my prayers.

    Reply
  8. Dennie Massey

    Mary Jo May Gods Blessings Be With You And Your Family In The Loss OF Your Love One I Remember Wayne From Our Time At EAGLE SNACKs

    Reply
  9. Michelle Hunt

    How do you say goodbye to such a wonderful man? Jeff was a quiet force of strength which was reflected in his wife and children. I admired the love and joy he shared with his family; I watched his family grow in uprightness from his stable example, and I witnessed his love for the Lord as he humbled himself at God’s altar. His children grew strong in character as they watched their daddy’s work ethic and dedication. His wife beamed with pride as she spoke of the treasure she found in him. Jeff has been an inspiration to our family. He would surely want us to all join together to hug strongly, love intensely, and celebrate gratefully. I rejoice in Jeff’s reunion with his son, brothers, and loved ones. Blessings, comfort, and love to the family. The Hunts (your other family) Johnny, Michelle, Joshua, Kristi, Christopher, Mark

    Reply
  10. Ryan, Shelby, and Savannah Mastin

    We are deeply sorry for your loss and are mourning with you all. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you all in this time of mourning. We are here for all of you! Praying for your strength at this time.
    -Ryan, Shelby, and Savannah Mastin

    Reply
  11. Gerald and Wanda Brown Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!

    Reply

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