Obituary of Jeffrey Scott Honeycutt
Jeffrey Scott Honeycutt passed away on Oct 27, 2023. He was 49 years old. Born June 14, 1974, in Rowan County, he was the youngest child of James Franklin and Norma Lynn Dobbins Honeycutt.
Jeff grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina and graduated from Salisbury High School in 1992. After high school, Jeff enrolled at Appalachian State University where he majored in business administration and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. It was there, in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, that he met and fell very much in love with Anna Bowers. After Jeff and Anna graduated from App State, they were married in December of 2000 in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to him, it was the best decision he ever made.
Jeff earned his CPA and became a member of AICPA and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. At the time of his death, he was a partner at Grant Thornton, specializing in Audit Services. His vast knowledge of the financial sector made him perfect to instruct and mentor others in his field. Civic minded, he served as a board member on the Executive Committee of Autism Speaks of North Carolina, and was a graduate of both Leadership Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber Leadership program.
He enjoyed his Charlotte community, prized his 1968 Camaro, loved listening to Fleetwood Mac, and treasured his getaway haven in Pawley’s Island, but more than any material item, more than anything on this Earth, Jeff adored and delighted in his precious son, Aidan. Two peas in a pod, they were each other's favorite tennis partner and golfing buddy. Jeff and Aidan loved watching and attending sporting events together, especially NFL games, playing on the beach with their dog, Charlotte, and even playing Pokemon. They liked watching the Carolina Panthers and Tottenham soccer. A cherished memory is the time Aidan and Jeff saw Stephen Curry play against the Charlotte Hornets. Jeff was a fun dad, but also serious about teaching Aidan the gentlemanly qualities of integrity, honesty, politeness, respect, and generosity.
However, not all of Jeff’s free time was spent with only Aidan. He couldn’t forget to spend time with the best decision he ever made- his wife Anna. Jeff and Anna had many wonderful adventures together, traveling to Las Vegas, the Greenbrier, Homestead, and Jamaica. As newlyweds, they honeymooned in Aruba and years later returned, with friends in tow, just as in love as ever. They attended the Masters golf tournament and other professional sporting events together, relishing the time spent as two lovebirds.
Ever the gracious host, Jeff was a grill master and it may come as a surprise to many to know that he was an excellent biscuit maker- learning an old time recipe from Anna’s grandmother. He loved to entertain, to talk with friends, to sit on the beach with a good book or a good buddy- usually with both- enjoying time spent with those he held dear.
As a pre-teen, Jeff and his sister Jamie delighted in spending their summers at Ocean Lakes. Some might say that Jeff “ran” Ocean Lakes. Known as “Hollywood” to his arcade friends, he was a pool-hustler. He won every game he played, much to the surprise of the older, bigger players. He was a foosball champion, too. The skinny kid with white spiky hair and a cut-off t-shirt was not to be trifled with.
Jeff was an outstanding father, husband, and friend. One of his buddies put it best, “Over 31 years ago, Jeff was one of the first future Pikes I met at App in the fall of my freshman year. He instantly became a good friend. I was immediately amazed at his outgoing personality, his ability to talk to anyone about anything and his ability to tell a story to make you laugh. I have always admired Jeff’s confidence and his ability to connect with anyone, anywhere no matter the situation. I’m truly lucky to have been his friend and his brother. I loved him, we all loved him….he will be missed.”
Jeff is survived by his beautiful wife of almost 23 years, Anna Honeycutt and his beloved son, Aidan, of the home. He is also survived by his parents, James and Lynn Honeycutt of Salisbury; a sister, Jamie (Brian) Hallman of Lexington, NC, as well as his nephew, Alex Hallman and two nieces, Emily and Elizabeth Hallman. Also surviving are his father and mother-in-law Charlie and Nancy Bowers, along with a brother-in-law, David Bowers (Ashley) and two nieces, Adeline and Lanie Bowers, all of Crumpler, NC. Three very special aunts- June Call, Carolyn Trexler, and Glenda Thomas- are left to treasure his memory.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thurman Norman Dobbins and Louisa Elizabeth Harper Dobbins; his paternal grandparents, Banks McNary Honeycutt and Ethel Geneva Younts Honeycutt. Uncles also preceded him in death- Gary Troy Trexler, Gary Edward Honeycutt, Fred Call and Roger Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those that wish to express their sympathy do so with a gift to the Providence Day Annual Fund in support of Student Financial Assistance. https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/14728/donations/new
The family extends their appreciation to Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service in Charlotte as well as to Ashelawn Funeral Home in Ashe County for their support during this time.
The funeral service for Jeff will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, November
1, 2023 at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd Charlotte,
The service will be live-streamed for those that cannot attend.
A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the service at Leroy Fox 705
S Sharon Amity Road.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.
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