Mr. Arthur Frank Bacon, also known as “Fat,” of Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his residence at the age of 78.
Mr. Bacon was the youngest surviving son of the late William Winfield and Lela Belle Deaderick Bacon, born at his home place on Bacon Branch Rd. in Jonesborough, TN. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: William Virgil “Gus” Bacon, Paris “Curly” Bacon, John Bacon, Clarence Ray Bacon and Robert “Bob” Bacon; and a sister, Mary Ruth Jeffers.
Mr. Bacon was a veteran of the United States Army and attended Liberty Fellowship Church in Johnson City. He retired from Burlington Industries after 45 years. He enjoyed deer hunting in his youth. Later, he cut wood for others and spent time on his property in the outdoors of Jonesborough. He sought to grow a bountiful garden and gave most of the abundance away. He was a UT Football Fan and ushered the UT Games for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife Diana Sexton Bacon, whom he would have been married to for 49 years this summer, one daughter and son-in-law Wendy Gail and Jeremy Owens, two grandsons, Arthur Lukas and Joshua Isaac Owens; two sisters-in-law, whom he helped raise, Maude White and husband Jimmie and Donna Sue Banner; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Bacon will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Foster officiating. Music will be provided by Amy Duncan. The family will receive family and friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM prior to the service. A private interment will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery then family fellowship at his home afterward.
Pallbearers will be nephews Gary Jeffers, Randy Bacon, JR Bacon, Dale Bacon, Larry Bacon and son-in-law Jeremy Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Jamerson, Beryl Cavins, C.B. Kinch and Jimmie White.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Timothy Frank Raymond
|Dear Arthur Frank "Fat" Bacon...Dad, I
have fought to know you all my life, I
have missed out on so much with you. I am
sorry for Wendy and Jeremy and the boys
loss. I know you are in a better place
now with OUR heavenly father. God Bless
you all. Your son Tim.|
|We are so very sorry for your loss! We pray that “the Father of
tender mercies, and the God of all comfort” will give you peace
of mind and comfort in your hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) We
are grateful that our loving God looks forward, as much as we
do, to reuniting us with our loved ones. (Job 14:14, 15)
||PAT GREER EUNIS
|A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MY COUSINS WHOM I LOVE DEARLY
DIANA= I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE YOUR SWEET HUSBAND WITH YOU. ARTHUR WAS A VERY NICE MAN AND HE KNEW NO STRANGERS. I AM GRATEFUL THAT HE SAT WITH MY HUSBAND AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THE UT GAMES AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THEIR ARMY DAYS.
WENDY= YOU WERE ALWAYS DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL, HIS PRINCESS. YES, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO LOSE A PARENT
HOWEVER, THAT IS GOD'S PLAN OF ORDER IN HIS UNIVERSE. JUST KNOW THIS YOU DAD IS NOT LOST NOR IS HE A LOSS. WE ALL KNOW EXACTLY WHERE ARTHUR IS. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THAT AFTER HE HAS TALKED TO JESUS AND SOME FAMILY MEMBERS, THE NEXT PERSON HE WILL FIND IS ELVIS PRESLEY. HE WILL TALK ABOUT HOW HIS LITTLE GIRL JUST LOVES HIM AND HIS MUSIC.
ARTHUR BACON...YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND.
WE ALL LOVED YOU VERY MUCH.
WITH ALL MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU
PAT GREER EUNIS
JOHNSON CITY, TN|
||Maude ‘Tyke’ White
I am sitting by the seat you always sit at. I am holding the fort
down while Diana and Wendy’s friend have gone to see you.
I have been so sad today thinking about you and how much
you have loved all of us, and the deep sadness I feel at your
departure. I do miss knowing that I will not see your smiling
face at all my craziness. I do know however you are free from
all the pain of living in this sinful world.
Diana, Wendy, Jeremy, Lucus, and Josh, please know as
much sadness and hurt I feel, I know your pain and sadness is
so much greater than mine.
I know you rest in knowing he is with Jesus.
Good bye my friend. |
||Donna sue Cain Banner
|Thank you for the all the good times we had in the early years.
Thank you for being such a sweet person.
You are singing high on that mountain now! Go rest, will see
you again my friend. Love and miss you . |
|I am so sorry about Arthur.I haven't seen him in
years but considered him a friend.He was a
pleasant gentleman.Wendy,Diane and family,you are
in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult
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