Phil Pierce Jeffers, age 91, of Greeneville passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. He was a veteran of the US Army. He later retired from Magnavox in the late 80’s where he received numerous awards for safe driving and being accident free during his career there. Phil was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who was loved by so many. He always enjoyed playing jokes and pulling pranks and he always had candy to give to everyone.
Mr. Jeffers is survived by his wife of 55 years: Alberta King Jeffers; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Phyllis and Gary Vincent of Texas, Tammy and Lewis Carlyn of Georgia, Debbie and Tom Moore of Georgia, and Shelia Jeffers of Greeneville; step daughter: Drusila Long of Greeneville; step son: Dale Gunter of White Pine; eight grandchildren: Stanley Moore, Steven Moore, Cody Carlyn, Serena Taylor, Breana West, Ashley Bove, Melissa Guinn, and Stacey Svette; five step grandchildren: Garrick Gunter, Angela Hicks, Jonathan Hicks, Violet Malone, and Jo Jo Long; seven great grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; and a special niece and nephew: Margrette Clevenager and James French.
Mr. Jeffers is preceded in death by his parents: George and Kate Jeffers; sisters: Louise Kerr and Helen French; a brother: Paul Jeffers; one step great granddaughter: Lyleanne Hicks.
The Jeffers family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm Thursday in the Chapel of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Rev. Jeff Blake will be officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. Everyone is asked to meet by 10:00 am Friday at Doughty-Stevens to go in procession.
Pallbearers will include Jonathan Hicks, Kieran Hicks, Garrick Gunter, Cody Carlyn, Braxton Hicks, Stanley Moore, and Stephen Moore.
The Jeffers family would like to thank Caris Hospice and Nurse Bunny with Maxim Healthcare.
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