Jeff lived life to its fullest and brought a smile to those who were fortunate enough to know him. His kind spirt, compassion for others, and calmness during emergencies are only a few of Jeff’s qualities that made him such an outstanding firefighter/EMT. His commitment to the Paris Fire Department lasted more than thirty-five years. Over these years, a brotherhood developed with Jeff’s fellow firefighters, and that bond would last a lifetime.
As much as Jeff loved being a firefighter, he would rather be remembered as being a man of God. He served as a deacon in our local church for many years and had a true servant’s heart. Jeff loved the Lord and had a strong desire to lead others to Christ as well.
Jeff was a devoted, caring husband. His pride and joy were his two children, daughter Raegan and son Sawyer. Jeff was involved in every aspect of their lives—hunting, sports, education, and nature, just to name a few. He loved farming, and he shared this love with his family. We were able to raise our children on a farm, and Jeff truly enjoyed the simplicity, hard work, and beauty that farm life offered.
Jeff is missed tremendously by his wife (Dannita), two children (Raegan and Sawyer), and other family members, friends, and fellow firefighters. Even though Jeff left at the young age of 54, his impact will far outlive his life on this earth. Jeff’s love for God, family, fellow man, his thankful heart, and great appreciation for life will continue to resonate through the hearts of those that love him.