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Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Haney

January 23, 1970 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 48)

Jeffrey D. “Jeff” Haney, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2018.  Jeff was born in Asheville on January 23, 1970 to the late Jack Lee Haney and Kathy Penland Haney of Leicester.  In addition to his mother, Jeff is survived by his brother, J. Scot Haney and wife Melanie of Burnsville along with numerous extended family members.


Jeff attended A.C. Reynolds High School, Montreat College and UNC-Asheville.  He was on the high school football team and played baseball for all three schools.  An avid sportsman, Jeff enjoyed golf, hiking, motorcycles and had interests in various sports, competing both locally and nationally. 


Jeff was a member of, and attended, several different area churches including Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church and Biltmore Baptist Church.  He began Christian education as early as first grade at Merrimon School and remained active there through his youth. As an adult he attended Biltmore Baptist Church which led him to travel on various mission trips abroad.


His outgoing, adventurous spirit and interest in volunteering and mission work led him to set foot on 4 continents including: North America, Central America, Europe and Africa.  He truly shared his infectious smile with the world, where he never met a stranger.


Family and friends will remember Jeff as the man he truly was: genuine, kind, loving, encouraging, generous, patient, and a supportive, dedicated and loyal friend.  His hugs, his smile and his heart of gold are the memories that countless many will be left to remember him by.


A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 1 at 3:00 at Brookstone Church, 90 Griffee Rd., Weaverville, NC.  Immediately after the service, the family extends an invitation to join them in a casual gathering.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Casting for Hope,

P. O. Box 8118, Asheville, NC 28814 (

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