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Kevin “Jeff” Jeffers Mahoney

• Oct 27, 2019 at 5:04 PM

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

Kevin “Jeff” Jeffers Mahoney, 63, passed away October 21, 2019 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He died peacefully with his mother by his side holding his hand.

He was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; and an outdoor enthusiast who knew the name of every bird and tree. Anytime he could be in nature was his favorite time. Jeff had a great love for all animals and cherished some very special dogs over his lifetime. He excelled at any sport in which he participated. As a hunter, it was told that he would have two ducks on the water before anyone else had a gun up. He was an excellent marksman with a sharp eye. The activities he enjoyed the most: because of his love of the outdoors, he enjoyed growing, designing and nurturing flower gardens and very large vegetable gardens. He also was a faithful UT Volunteer fan who rarely missed watching a basketball or football game.

Jeff was born January 7, 1956 in Johnson City. He attended city schools and ETSU. He worked for Giant Wholesale and for many years at Mid Mountain Foods in Meadowview, VA.

He was preceded in death by: his son, Dustin Jeffers Mahoney, his father, Dr. E.H. Mahoney, grandparents, Rev. E.B. and Mauveline Jeffers and Uhlan and Anna Lee Mahoney, his aunt, Elaine Jeffers Rose, his uncle, Johnny Morley and uncle, Keith Mahoney and aunts, Pauline Broyles and Inez Milburn.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Jo Mahoney; his son, Seth Mahoney; brother, Ed (Sandy) Mahoney, his wife Rita and children Maya Arias and her husband Jason and Jessie Arias and his wife Shanna; sister, Maura Mahoney Barnett, her husband Steve and children, Bert Barnett and wife Kimi, Mary Barnett Lewis and husband Dustin, Luke Barnett, John Barnett and wife Malia; brother, Brian Mahoney and wife Cheryl and children, Sean Mahoney and wife Jennifer and Kevin Mahoney and Jill Strating; and brother, Joe Mahoney;, Uncle Lendell Jeffers and his wife Peggy and their sons, Len and Ralph; Aunt Patsy Jeffers Morley, and her children Mark Morley and Tricia Gray, and cousins Billy Rose, Sharon Browder, Robbie and David Rose, Aunt Agnes Mahoney Stockton and her husband Bill, and many other relatives and friends. Jeff was a much loved man and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Memorials, In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church or Washington County Animal Shelter. Special thanks to: our loving cousins, Dan and Katie Mahoney, Caris Hospice, 4300 Hallway and 7400 hallway of Johnson City Medical Center, and The Waters of Johnson City.

The graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11AM at Monte Vista Cemetery. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 1:30PM at Munsey Memorial UM Church with Rev. Michael Lester and Rev. Patty Muse officiating. The family will receive friends, at the church, following the funeral service.

Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com

Jeff was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend who will always be missed.

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