Florence, SC – Gene Howie Haynes, 60, joined his wife of 25 years, Deborah Whaley Haynes in eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 after an illness.
A graveside service will be Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Byrd Cemetery in Timmonsville. The family will have a time of visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home.
Mr. Haynes was born in Aiken, SC, the son of the late John Henry and Jean Howie Haynes. He served in the US Navy as a Machinist Mate aboard the USS America and was a member of VFW Post 3181. Gene went on to study Auto Mechanics at Florence Darlington Technical College where he graduated in 1982. As an ASE Certified Mechanic, he later taught at that same school.
In 1981 he married Debbie and together they owned and operated Haynes Precision Automotive.His life was dedicated to his community where he sponsored local little league sports teams as well as school function, most notably the South Florence High School Athletic Booster Club. He served as President of the Automotive Service Council and was active in local groups dedicated to classic Mustangs. Later in life he enjoyed long rides on his motorcycle and drinking coffee with friends.
Surviving are his daughter, Amie Haynes Billings Jordan and her husband, Ryan; a sister, Johnnie H. Britton; four grandchildren, Brandon Heath Jordan, Skylar Ashlynne Billings, Pheobe Kaylynne Jordan, Alexander Brady Jordan and extended family members, Scott, Kisha and Mitchell. He also leaves a special friend, Myra Boykin and her family.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.laytonandersonfh.com Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the family.
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home
Wednesday February 14th, 2018
1:00pm - 1:45pm
4210 W Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501
Wednesday February 14th, 2018
Timmonsville, SC 29161
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Gene, my husband, Missing you so much, lots of good memories. So glad we had the time we had, wish it had been longer. Sorry things were not handled as you would have wanted. The Unreasonable people showed up and made a mess of things. You were so right about them. I know something important had to have been destroyed by them because you promised me that I would never have to move. Or someone you trusted betrayed you. Your good friends told them how much I meant to you and how you would want me to live in our home. So they deliberately went against what you wanted, like you said they always did. That's why I know you had something in place to protect me from them and they must have found it and destroyed it. But they have an empty house and empty heart, because I and my family had your love and that's all that matters. They lost you a long time ago with their disrespectful actions. If you had come home, I would have taken care of you and they would have went back to Charleston. They would have been fine with that, just like the last four years, someone else being there for you. They just showed up with their hand out wanting something from someone who didn't want anything to do with them anymore. All I wanted was to carry out your wishes, sweetheart and I know you know that.
Love your wife, Myra Haynes
Submitted by Myra Haynes on Apr 25 2018 08:51:59 PM
Ms Debbie and Amie,
Im very sorry for your loss. May God give you much comfort.
Submitted by Lynnette Ross on Apr 1 2018 03:26:17 PM
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May you find comfort and strength in knowing that God loves you and he cares for you, through talking to God in prayer, and from God's Word, the Bible. Psalm 36:7 says: "How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge". Psalm 62:8 "Pour out your hearts before him. God is a refuge for us". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 147:3; 2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Submitted by Rachel Morton on Feb 23 2018 03:26:26 PM
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Voncille Bailey lit a candle on Feb 18 2018 07:13:17 PM
Our heavenly father Jehovah God has promise at Acts 24:15 “there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous.” This means it’s possible we will see our love ones again.
Submitted by LS on Feb 16 2018 11:49:12 AM
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