Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:23 pm
The Messenger, February 8, 2011
Jack Floyd Haynes Sr., 95, of Tiptonville, died Feb. 3, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tiptonville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Gene Canestrari officiating. Burial was in Tiptonville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob Payne, John Payne, Ty Capps, Ben Lindamood, Prentiss Wynn and Skipper Homra. Honorary pallbearers were John F. Fields, Jackie Byrd, Wilkes Moore, Bill Lindamood, Horace Tipton, Duane Vlasak and Charles Campbell.
Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Tiptonville Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and adult Sunday school teacher. He was a Lake County trustee for 20 years; a member of Tiptonville Lion’s Club; and a 1937 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he played freshman football, was the captain of the wrestling team and was the oldest living letterman for wrestling at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He was an avid golfer and a U.S. Army veteran, who earned the rank of 1st Lt. U.S. Army Signal Corp., serving in World War II and Korea.
Survivors include his wife, Helen (Hunt) Haynes; his daughter and son-in-law, Helen Hunt and Houston Payne of Jackson; his son and daughter-in-law, Jack F. Haynes Jr. and Wendy Haynes of Tiptonville; four grandchildren, Bob Payne, John Payne, Mary Elizabeth Haynes and Sarah Haynes; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Nell (Owen) Haynes.
Condolences may be left at www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net.