Gene H. Haynes



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 Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the family.