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Mr. Thomas Hoynes Bacon, 80, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, after a long illness.
He was affectionately known by his family as Au-daddy. A lifelong resident of Bryan County, he graduated from Bryan County High School in 1950. He later received a professional civil engineer certification from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a retired district construction engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation and retired from the Georgia Army National Guard with 24 years of service. He served on the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Board, was chairman of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners and served on the Pembroke Housing and Hospital authorities. He was a proud member of both the Chatham Artillery and the Savannah Volunteer guards. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bluegrass festivals. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pembroke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert S. Bacon and Bertie Lanier Bacon; his wife of 50 years, Emogene Burnsed Bacon; and all six of his siblings.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Hoynes Bacon Jr. and wife Darlene of Pembroke, and Kurt Carlos Bacon and wife Annette of Barnesville; one daughter, Victoria Elizabeth Stumpf and husband Brian of Alpharetta; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one foster son, Russell Williams and wife Courtney of McDonough.
The funeral is at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at First Baptist Church of Pembroke with Dr. Brad Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Northside Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Pembroke Building Fund.
Arrangements are by Flanders Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke, www.flandersmorrisonfuneralhome.com.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home
197 South College Street Pembroke, GA 31321
Published in BryanCountyNews from May 2 to May 9, 2014