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.