Jerrel Wayne Haislip, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Donalson Care Center. He was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late James William “Willie” and Nannie Dale Haislip. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, G.C., James, Allen, and Harold Haislip.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Glennara; two daughters, Pam Haislip of Sweetwater, TN, and Carol Huff (Walter) of Ridgeland, MS; two grandchildren, Melanie Martin (Matt) of Natchez, MS, and Justin Huff (Brittney) of Brandon, MS; and six great-grandchildren Baylee, Ella, Matthew, and John Martin, and Elijah and Liam Huff; and several nieces and nephews.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was employed by the U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal for 32 years, where he worked to keep our defensive missile systems operational. He also served 29 years on the Fayetteville Water and Sewer Board. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 26, from noon until 2pm, with funeral services at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Medium Cemetery in Delina. Service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Matt Martin of First Baptist Church, Natchez, MS, and Rev. Bruce McVey of First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Medium Cemetery Fund c/o Donna Jeffries at 16 Timberlake Drive, Fayetteville, TN, or to the charity of your choice.
Mrs. Haislip, Pam, & Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.
Sorry for your loss. Frying fish for our block parties…delicious.
We so appreciated it. Thanks for a wonderful memory.
Praying for God’s comfort at this time- cindy Gibson Langford
I am so sorry for your loss.
Please submit his pic to the Lincoln County Warrior Exhibit. Call 931-993-4820 for information.
Wayne was one of the kindest and best person that I have ever known. In 1956, I was a Freshman at The University of Tennessee and I was to receive an American Farmers Degree. The degree was presented at the FFA Convention in Kansas City, MO and I rode to Kansas City with Mr. Raymond Adams. I was running track for UT and we had a track meet with Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL on the Saturday after the KC trip. Our track team had already traveled to Tuscaloosa. In those days we did not have Interstate Highways so roads were not so good. Wayne was kind enough to drive me from Delina to Tuscaloosa for the track meet. I also remember those “Wayne Haislip” fish fry dinners – none better.
So soon to hear. Prayers for the family.