Jun 10, 2019 at 2:29 PM
KINGSPORT - Rocky Clay Jeffers (Rocky Top), 69, of Kingsport, TN, passed away following a lengthy illness on Saturday (June 8, 2019) at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.
He was born on August 29, 1949 in Sullivan County and worked at Eastman Chemical Company for several years. Rocky was an avid CB’er and loved fishing, camping, and going to the beach. He was a very unique person to anyone who knew him and loved to joke and make people laugh. He was preceded in death by his father, Haskell (Hack) Jeffers and mother, Kathleen Jeffers; step daughter, Lori Vaughn; a brother, Gary Jeffers; his special sister-in-law, Tina Jeffers.
Rocky Jeffers is survived by his loving wife, Janice Rowland Jeffers; a daughter, Amy (Jason) Bunting; son, Chad (Ann) Jeffers; step children, Chris Swanner, Tina (Bo) Hall; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Diane Kindle and Darlene Jeffers; four brothers, Leon Jeffers, Larry (Debbie) Jeffers, Terry Jeffers, and Michael (Paige) Jeffers along with several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday (June 11, 2019) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport or friends may also call anytime at the residence. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday (June 11, 2019) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jerry Webb, officiating. A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post #3/#265 on Wednesday (June 12, 2019) at 2:30 p.m. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Terry Jeffers, Michael Jeffers, Darren Rice, DJ McClellan, Chris Swanner, and Bo Hall serving as pallbearers. Family and friends attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. to go in procession. The family would like to give special thanks to Grand Strand Medical Center ICU for the Doctors, nurses, and everyone involved in his care. Especially, to a special nurse, Melissa Campana for her kind, compassionate, and very devoted care of Rocky.
You can send an online condolence to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Jeffers Family.