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Jeff Mayes

• Updated Feb 20, 2017 at 4:03 PM

LAKELAND, FL - Jeff Mayes, 59, of Lakeland, Florida, born in Johnson City, Tennessee on August 2, 1957, entered into eternal rest on February 18, 2017. He was an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sonya Mayes; father, Charles Mayes of Johnson City; sister, Rachel Swoboda (Butch) of Johnson City; step-children, Damon Nielson (Katrina) of Lakeland, and Jacalyn Gano (Damon) of Lakeland; grandchildren, Felicity Nielson, Ashley Nielson, Derrick Gano, and Daphnie Gano; and dogs, JR and Maggie. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jewell Mayes; sister, Teresa Archer; and dog, JD.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon, at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39, Plant City, Florida, 33567. A graveside service will follow at Springhead Cemetery, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeland SPCA http://www.spcaflorida.org/donate/ and/or Compassionate Care Hospice at http://cchnet.net/southeast/florida/. Expressions of condolence at www.HopewellFuneral.com .