Jim R. Haynes, 70, of Guntersville died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Marshall Manor.
Mr. Haynes was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Arab to Donald Haynes and Maudine Fleming Gardner.
In recent years he was the operator and auctioneer at Mountaintop Auction, Guntersville. He was a member of New Canaan Baptist Church.
He earned a doctor of educational leadership degree from Arkansas State University in 1999, and bachelor’s degree in home economics from Auburn University in 1974.
He was a 1966 graduate of Arab High School. He had a 30-year career in college foodservice that began at Auburn University in 1969. He served as food service director at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. from 1980-1984 and food service director at Arkansas State University from 1984-2000.
He served as associate professor of nutrition and dietetics at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in Richmond Kentucky from 2000-2013.
Mr. Haynes is survived by as son: Michael Haynes of Richmond, Ky.; daughter: Geneva Haynes of Richmond, Ky.; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Wayne and Johnelle Haynes of Arab, Larry and Ruby Dunn of Union Grove, and Bruce Dunn of Louisiana; two sisters and brother-in-law: Rita Haynes Rechia of Gadsden, and Sharon and Richard Marion of Arab.
He was preceded in death by a sister: Sandy Griggs; and his estranged wife: Marsha Berry Haynes.
The memorial was at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at New Canaan Baptist Church with Jerry Burgett officiating and Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel directing.