I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me on that day. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Erwin- Dorsie Jack Haynes, age 79, entered the portals of heaven on November 6, 2020, at Erwin Health Care Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was the son of Clinton and Ruth Haynes of Erwin and the grandson of Nathaniel T. and Betsy Jane Haynes and Jack and Seney Franklin, Flag Pond.
Jack was an ordained minister and pastored for several years at Roseville Baptist Church, Flag Pond, and Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Erwin. He was a founding member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church in Erwin where he taught the adult class and filled in any other positions needed. He enjoyed attending church and worshipping with his friends and neighbors.
Other than his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Geneva Rutter, several aunts and uncles, and also a dear and close friend, Jackie Oliva, and his beloved dachshund, Cookie.
Jack owned and operated his own business, Jack Haynes Construction, for many years building several houses in the Jonesborough area. He was also a school bus driver for the Unicoi County School System, bus #7, for many years driving the Limestone Cove route.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 55 ½ years, Georgia Haynes, son, Nathan (Susan) Haynes of Telford, daughter, Sarah Haynes of Limestone. He leaves behind his two precious grandchildren, Kati Garst and Kaden Haynes, the bright spots in his life. He is survived by his brother, Robert “Tex” Haynes (Carolyn) and sister, Lorraine Ollis of Jonesborough, brother in law, Tilman (Sue) Poore, sister in laws, Nettie Jean (Danny) Beckett and Ruby (Dale) McCurry, several nieces and nephews and his dog, Izzie.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the nurses, CNA’s and staff of Erwin Health Care that cared for Jack for the past 5 ½ years while he was their patient. Special thank you to Dr. Colinger and his staff.
Friends may come by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Monday, November 9, 2020 from 10:00-2:00 to sign the register for Mr. Haynes. Graveside services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough with Pastors Roger Laws and Kevin Laws officiating.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 9050 Executive Park Dr., Suite A106, Knoxville, TN 37923.
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I remember Dorsey from Mt.Zion. Praying for all the family.
Sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family. God bless you!
Nathan - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father on this side of glory. For we KNOW your dad no longer suffers from earthly sickness. Celebrate the legacy of love your dad has left. Blessings to you and your family! ♥ Psalm 116:15
Before I went to work at Eastman, I worked for Unicoi County Schools in different jobs. One was driving a bus and i had a route in the same area as Jack. He was a good friend whom i enjoyed seeing every day.
Norman & Becky Hardin
Georgia our hearts are broken for you. Jack fought long and hard. We love you and are here if we can do anything at all.
Katherine Bennett Padgett
Jack was my bus driver in Limestone Cove. He also worked with my dad Gene Bennett. We had a lot of good times on the bus. He was a very good driver and friend.
So sorry for your loss, keeping your family in my prayers.
Tommy and Carolyn Clouse
Love and prayers for your family Georgia. Let us know if we can help in any way. You have always been so special to us ❤️
Ms. Georgia and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May The Lord comfort you as only He can. Love and Prayers
Pam and Tony Love
So sorry for your loss...
Best neighbors ever❤️