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Jesse Eloyt Felter


August 4, 1935 - August 5, 2014

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Jesse Eloyt “Buck” Felter, age 79, of Lascassas, passed away August 5, 2014. He was a native of Wisner, LA and son of the late Jesse Jefferson and Pinkie Smith Felter. He was also preceded in death his sister, Evelyn, brother, Lester and son-in-law, Jeff Hendrix.

A memorial service will be Friday at 4:00 PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 until service time Friday.

Mr. Felter is survived by his wife, Jane Felter; children, Steve Felter and wife JoAnn of Smithville, TX, Kay Hendrix of Lascassas, J. J. Felter of Lascassas, and Rebecca Hernandez and husband Santos of Murfreesboro; sister, Pat Myers of Mississippi; grandchildren, Jesse Felter, Ben Hendrix and his wife Kristi, Emily Jones and her husband Casey, Tim Hendrix, and Isabel Hernandez; and 5 great grandchildren.

Mr. Felter was a member and deacon at Lascassas Baptist Church. He was a member of the Freemasons. He was a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army having flown helicopters in Korea and Vietnam. Upon his retirement, Mr. Felter was an educator in Louisiana and Texas. He moved to Tennessee in 1989 where he became a veterans representative for the State of Tennessee. After his second retirement, he devoted his time to his church, his family, and to community service.

Memorials may be made to the Lascassas Churches Food Bank.

Condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.