Mr. Bacon was the youngest surviving son of the late William Winfield and Lela Belle Deaderick Bacon, born at his home place on Bacon Branch Rd. in Jonesborough, TN. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: William Virgil “Gus” Bacon, Paris “Curly” Bacon, John Bacon, Clarence Ray Bacon and Robert “Bob” Bacon; and a sister, Mary Ruth Jeffers.
Mr. Bacon was a veteran of the United States Army and attended Liberty Fellowship Church in Johnson City. He retired from Burlington Industries after 45 years. He enjoyed deer hunting in his youth. Later, he cut wood for others and spent time on his property in the outdoors of Jonesborough. He sought to grow a bountiful garden and gave most of the abundance away. He was a UT Football Fan and ushered the UT Games for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife Diana Sexton Bacon, whom he would have been married to for 49 years this summer, one daughter and son-in-law Wendy Gail and Jeremy Owens, two grandsons, Arthur Lukas and Joshua Isaac Owens; two sisters-in-law, whom he helped raise, Maude White and husband Jimmie and Donna Sue Banner; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Bacon will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Foster officiating. Music will be provided by Amy Duncan. The family will receive family and friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM prior to the service. A private interment will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery then family fellowship at his home afterward.
Pallbearers will be nephews Gary Jeffers, Randy Bacon, JR Bacon, Dale Bacon, Larry Bacon and son-in-law Jeremy Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Jamerson, Beryl Cavins, C.B. Kinch and Jimmie White.
Condolences may be sent to the Bacon family online at www.dillow-taylor.com
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821