Jeffrey Dale Theaker, 66, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Memorial Health University in Savannah.
A resident of Screven, Georgia for the past several years, and a long time former resident of Bay City, Michigan, Jeff was born on February 14, 1954 in Fort Hood, Texas to the late Dale Eugene Theaker and Mary May Diamond Theaker. He moved around quite frequently with his family in his early years as part of a military family before settling in Bay City, Michigan, where he would live the majority of his life. When Jeff was a teenager he learned to drive a vehicle by driving his father’s tow truck while working for the family business. He would later own and operate his own towing and auto repair business and he drove tractor trailers for David Bell Trucking in Screven, Georgia until his health declined earlier this year. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and because of his friendly demeanor, he always took time to sit and talk for a minute, sometimes even longer, with those he loved the most.
In addition to his parents his two children, Jennifer and Jared, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Bryant Theaker of Screven; four children, Hope Theaker and husband, Jay Erway of Wauseon, Ohio, Jeffrey Scott Theaker and wife Wendy of Tawas City, Michigan, Sandy Theaker of Grayling, Michigan and Rob Theaker of Grayling, Michigan; two stepchildren, Phillip Thompson and Laney Hutchinson both of Screven, GA and one sister, Kelly Rys of Bay City, Michigan. A host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
Visitation will be from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with a service of remembrance beginning at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael Wilder officiating.
Memorial services will be held in Michigan as well at a later date.
Burial will be private.
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