Dewey Jack Honeycutt, born Aug 17, 1933 went to his final eternal home on December 16, 2013. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Mary Skinner Honeycutt of 59 years; a son, Michael Ray (Carrie) Honeycutt and a daughter, Amy Lynn Honeycutt. Grandsons Dewey Jack Honeycutt, Anthony, Jacob and Caleb Baker and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cleveland Hunnicutt and Lula Allen Crow Hunnicutt and siblings. Clara Mae (Neal) Haynes, John Henry (Ola Mae) Honeycutt, James Frank (Marlyn) Honeycutt, Sara Patsy (Hollis) Smith and Doris (Vic) Mitchell.
"Jack" served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1960. He graduated from Huntingdon College with a BA in Biology. He received a Masters Degree in Public Health from UAB. He was employed by the Montgomery County Health Department, U.S. Government and the State of Alabama. During his years with ADEM, he was involved with PALS (People Against A Littered State) and other organizations to help improve the environment in Alabama. He was always dedicated to whatever he was involved in. During his years of riding with Chapter F Gold Wing Riders Association, He and Mary enjoyed touring the US and Canada for several years on his Honda Goldwing. After learning that he had Parkinson's disease in 2006, he became very active in the Support Group that meets monthly at Frazer. He remained active in that group until October of this year. For the last 18 months of his life, the most meaningful and fulfilling activity was being involved in a Respite Care Program at First United Methodist Church. He felt so loved and cared for and was made to feel useful and valuable. He gave everything he did in life his very best right to the end. His family was truly blessed to have him as a husband, father and friend.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Greenwood Cemetery with visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM at Leak-Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. John Gaines will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Association of Central Alabama (PACA).
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Dec. 18, 2013