Jeffrey A. DeMarcus

Born in Anna, IL on July 19, 1953

Departed on November 27, 2018 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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Jeffrey A. DeMarcus age 65 of Greenbrier, passed away on November 27, 2018 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

Jeff was born on July 19, 1953 to Neal and Ann DeMarcus in Anna, Illinois and grew up in Madison, TN. At an early age, Jeff was taught by his dad all about becoming an electrician and about the rewards of working hard and providing for your family. He married the love of his life, Ms. Sherry Spann, on September 5, 1974 and settled in Greenbrier. He worked for many years at Ford Glass and later at Johnson Electric and recently at Electrolux. Jeff worked hard, he was a true definition of “from Sun Up to Sun Down” working around the house and in the garage fixing old motorcycles.

He was a true servant to his friends, family, and community helping those in need. He volunteered many times to fix things around Greenbrier United Methodist Church instead of hiring it done. He felt honored to serve the church that meant so much to his family. As a member of Al Menah Shriner Temple, he sold programs during the Shriners Circus and spent many Palm Sundays with his boys knocking on doors selling papers to raise money for the Shriners Hospital. He belonged to Madison Masonic Lodge #762, where he helped with the pancake breakfast and fish fry’s over the years. He was also apart of the IBEW 429 in Nashville.

Family and tradition run deep in Jeff and Sherry’s family. When their sons were little, the family traveled to Birmingham, AL to Sherry’s parents’ hometown for Easter Sunrise Service that was held at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.  This would start a tradition that would carry on with their grandchildren years later. Thanksgiving and Christmas were spent at Memaws house and family reunions were held at Big Sandy. When Jeff and Sherry welcomed the first grandchild their whole world changed. They loved watching each one grow and become a unique part of their life. Danny told stories of going to his parents’ home to pick up his children and his dad driving the kids in the golf cart around to the back of the house and act like he didn’t see or hear him pull up. Family vacations to Florida and Disney will be memories that will be cherished forever by every member of their family.

Jeff will forever be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and “Pop” to his family.

He is preceded in death by his father, Neal Bennet DeMarcus.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sherry DeMarcus; sons, Daniel (Kristy) DeMarcus and Chad (Doris) DeMarcus; mother Ann Demarcus; grandchildren, Carter DeMarcus, Max DeMarcus, Jaden DeMarcus, Rocco DeMarcus and Delilah DeMarcus; siblings, Don (Jan) DeMarcus, Kathy (Matt) Dozier, Rosemarie (David) Hooper and Teresa DeMarcus; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2pm in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home with Pastor Don Sensing and Bro. Gary Dillard officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Danny DeMarcus, Chad DeMarcus, Don DeMarcus, David Hooper, Dennis Spann, Mike Spann, Ronnie Spann and Jimmy Spann serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh DeMarcus, Jason DeMarcus, Jeremy Hooper, Adam Hooper, Andy Hooper, Travis DeMarcus, Shane Spann, Zach Spann and the late Derek Spann. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 30th from 3-8pm, with a Masonic Service at 7pm, then again on Sunday from noon until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Greenbrier United Methodist Church 204 W. Main Street Greenbrier, TN 37073.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 37172 615-384-5437

12 Comments to Mr. Jeffrey A. DeMarcus

  1. Rob and Malissa Odum
    November 29, 2018 4:19 pm

    As I read Jeff’s obituary, my eyes are stinging with tears. This was a loved man. Loved by his family, his friends, his co-workers, and his church family. We will miss Jeff terribly; his friendly smile, his caring nature, his helping hand, his steadfast faithfulness, and his chuckle as he proudly wore his crimson tide attire each and every year as Bama beat the Tennessee Vols.

    May God bless and comfort the DeMarcus family as you grieve this great loss. Know that you are not alone, as we are mourning with you.

  2. Deborah Hunter
    November 29, 2018 5:41 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss…Mr.Jeff was one of my nicest customers where I work..we talked about our grandkids playing baseball..he will truly be are in my thoughts and prayers..god bless all of you..

  3. Myrna Minton
    November 29, 2018 6:40 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Sherry and family. He is leaving a great legacy for you and wonderful memories that will last a life time. My prayers & thoughts will be with each of you for now and your days ahead.

  4. Thad Dorris
    November 30, 2018 10:01 am

    Such an awesome man, even though he was a bama fan!

  5. Judy Todd
    November 30, 2018 11:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. May God give you all strength and comfort in the days and weeks to come. Our deepest sympathies.
    The Todd family

  6. Roy and Barbara Davies
    November 30, 2018 1:28 pm

    Our hearts are broken. As we read comments about Jeff’s life, it is clear he was blessed as we are to have called him “friend”. Prayers for comfort and peace to Sherry and the family.

  7. Bridget & Chris Byrnes
    November 30, 2018 6:17 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with this amazing family.

  8. Margo Massey
    November 30, 2018 6:53 pm

    Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    Jeff will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted family man, wonderful son, big brother and friend to all.

    My thoughts and prayers are for Sherry, Danny, Chad and all the DeMarcus family.

  9. Johnathan Holder
    November 30, 2018 10:07 pm

    I Have Missed You And I’m Going To Miss You So Much More”,,*.
    Thoughts And Prayers For The Spann And DeMarcus Family I Love And Miss You All So Much More Than You Will Ever Know”,.
    Rest Easy My Brother”.

  10. Debbie Marklin
    December 3, 2018 12:16 am

    Sherry, Im so sorry to hear about Jeff. I am praying for you and your family at this time.

  11. Richard Baumgardner
    December 3, 2018 7:40 am

    I only knew Jeff for a little over 3 months, but he taught me more than just electrical work. He always had a smile on his face. Words can’t describe what he meant to our crew and he will be dearly missed.

  12. Reba Carolyn Clinard
    December 4, 2018 5:16 pm

    Sherry, just learned of the passing of your husband. I’m so very sorry. I pray the Lord will Comfort your heart and strengthen you in the days ahead.
    Carolyn Clinard
    from the “Y”

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