Jeff Felker PDF Print E-mail

Jeffrey William “Jeff” Felker, 46 of Prosperity, SC died suddenly on September 26, 2015. Born on December 11, 1968, he was the chosen one to complete the Felker family where he was the son of the late Donald William and Evelyn Harrington Felker of West Lafayette, Indiana. He was raised in a loving home surrounded by his family in West Lafayette, Indiana. His family moved to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and then moved to Columbia, SC with his parents.

Jeff graduated from Dreher High School in 1987. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1987 and was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, where he was in the military police. He switched to the Naval Corps where he was a medic. He ended his military career by serving with the 218th Brigade National Guards in Newberry, SC in April 1994.

He began his medical career as an EMT in Lexington and Saluda counties. With his mother’s encouragement and help, Jeff pursued his dream of becoming a nurse. Jeff graduated from Midlands Technical College with his Associates Degree in Nursing in 2000. He worked at Palmetto Health Baptist, Lexington Medical Center, University at Chapel Hill in the Burn Center, and Lexington Medical Center Extended Care. He was the Nurse Manager over Lexington Trace and Palmetto Lane. He was a passionate, genuine and caring nurse always taking his time with each patient and their families. He loved his job and his fellow co-workers. His zest for life was contagious and he could make anyone smile.

He was enthusiastic about Scouting. He completed several leadership training programs with his wife. He was a proud member of S5-551-13 Wood Badge Class where he was a Bear. He served in many positions with Cub Scout Pack 400 in Prosperity, SC. He currently held the position of Assistant Cub Master.

Jeff and Janna loved the city of Charleston and made many trips there. Jeff proposed to Janna by surprising her with a sunrise proposal at the gazebo at White Point Gardens.

He is survived by his wife, Janna Sheppard Felker; son, William Vincent “Vinnie” Felker and his fiancé, Ashley Norman of Lexington, SC; step-sons, Carson Scott Cockrell and Braden Cole Cockrell of the home, whom he loved like his own; brother, Donald Felker and wife Bonnie, of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Linda Felker Meekins and husband Bill, of Lothian, Maryland; Shirley Felker Siovaila and husband Ron, of West Lafayette, Indiana, Ruth Felker Kolb, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews; great- nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation is planned for Tuesday from 6-8pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in Newberry, SC. The funeral service will be held at Wightman United Methodist Church in Prosperity, SC on Wednesday at 3pm by Pastor Dean Lollis, Pastor Adrienne Fink and Pastor Jason Schafer. Burial with military rites will be held following the service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Prosperity, SC. The family will receive friends and family after the burial service in the fellowship hall of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Wightman United Methodist Church, PO Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Cub Scout Pack 400, c/o Chad Hawkins, 132 Williams Wood Drive, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Pallbearers will be Donald Felker, Bill Meekins, Ron Siovaila, Jim Carr Jeff Meekins, Cyril Sheppard, Jr., Tim Fletcher and Chad Hawkins

Honorary Pallbearers will be the staff of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, members and staff of Wood Badge S5-551-13, Physicians of Internal Medical Assosiates and the members of the F.I.S.H. Sunday School Class at Wightman UMC.

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#73 Zina Allen 2015-10-01 09:44
My brother, Hal, just posted this very honoring tribute to your husband. My heart is aching with you, and I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm praying that God will reach His arms around you and your family in a comfort that you've never felt before. May He guide and direct you and give you daily grace to help you through each day. Zina
 
 
#72 Teresa Abrams 2015-09-30 20:25
Janna,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Jeff. You and the boys will be in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you comfort and strength in the days ahead.
Eddie and Teresa Abrams
 
 
#71 Michelle Clemons 2015-09-30 19:10
Janna, Vinnie, Boys, family and friends,
I enjoyed working with Jeff he always had a smile no matter how much stress he was under. The only person to come over to CCP and give a hand when needed. I am a better nurse for knowing you both. Remember those awesome memories and he will never leave you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Gods Grace will help you through these dark days.
Michelle
 
 
#70 Shelley Z. Remion 2015-09-30 14:31
Janna,
I am so sorry to hear of your most precious loss.
Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God lift you up and give you peace in the days ahead.

Shelley Zeigler Remion
 
 
#69 Harold Harrington 2015-09-30 14:08
Dear Felker family,
May the Heavenly Father send the Comforter.
Harold and Ena Harrington
 
 
#68 Michelle Buckley 2015-09-30 11:46
Janna, Carson, Branden, Vinnie and family,
My heart aches when I think about your loss...
Your husband, soulmate and forever best friend Janna and proud Father to his sons, is an amazing person to be around!
We are so lucky and thankful to have met him in this life!
God Bless you all and may He wrap His arms around all of you now and forever.
Michelle (Tedford) Buckley RN and family
 
 
#67 Nan Harmon Mckinney 2015-09-30 00:54
Prayers for y'all, I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing.
 
 
#66 Amanda Cooper 2015-09-29 22:38
Oh Jeff-fafa!!! It saddens my heart to know that we will never see your smiling face again... to know that we will never hear you laugh again. Jeff was a great friend and will be missed by so many. May God bless the Felker family right now, both at home and at work and may we all find peace at this very difficult time.
 
 
#65 Allene Dawkins 2015-09-29 17:40
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My love thoughts & prayers go out to all of the family. May God bless each of you & give you peace!!!
 
 
#64 Carol Evans 2015-09-29 15:19
The loss of Jeff is still very surreal. He was an amazing asset to LMC Extended Care because of his care and advocacy for all the residents there and his willingness to help his co-workers when needed. Jeff was not only an exemplary nurse, but a great friend as well. Janna, I will be thinking of you and all of Jeff's boys as we grieve his loss together.
 
 
#63 Nancy Livingston 2015-09-29 14:22
Janna, I wish I could find the words to express the profound sadness that I am feeling at this time. Jeff's untimely death is a heartbreaking loss to many who were blessed to know him, to work beside him and to call him a friend. To you and your children I offer my deepest sympathy and pray that you will be comforted, strengthened and eventually find a measure of peace through the grace and love of God. Love, Nancy Livingston
 
 
#62 Chuck&DebraWeatherly 2015-09-29 13:27
We are truly sorry for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you and your family. May Christ's love strengthen you and sustain you during this difficult time.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.
 
 
#61 Lucy Adams 2015-09-29 12:37
Much more than a friend, much more than memories...until that next cup of coffee!
Covering every Felker member in prayer knowing that your heart is as boken as mine. God is our Comforter in this time of sorrow and will carry every tear. You are loved beyond messure.
Lucy, Dean, Summer and Autumn
 
 
#60 Nakia Thompson 2015-09-29 11:50
Please accept my sincere sympathies. Jeff was extremely talented and a phenomenal nurse. I wouldn't be the nurse I am today without him. Words fail to express how valuable he was to LMC-Extended Care.

May fond memories of Jeff bring you comfort as you face these dark days. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#59 Cw 2015-09-29 11:48
I am sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. When we lose someone it is a very sad time. Why is it sad? Because death is unnatural and it was not Jehovah God's purpose for us to die. Why do we die? The Bible teaches that we inherited sin from Adam.-Romans 5:12 Is there hope for them? The Bible says yes. Acts 24:15 teaches that our loved ones will have life again by means of the resurrection hope.
 
 
#58 Maureen 2015-09-29 11:09
Michelle & Vinnie,
Our hearts are so saddened by the sudden loss of Jeff. Know that we are thinking of you both and that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Know you are loved.

Maureen, John & family
 
 
#57 Trayce Jones 2015-09-29 10:20
It was with deep sadness that learn of Jeff sudden death. May our most gracious lord lead, guide, and protect you in his embracing arms of love.
 
 
#56 Edith Hite 2015-09-29 10:13
Janna, Carlton and I are so sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one hurts and there are no words that can soften it. We are praying that God will give you the strength that you need right now.
 
 
#55 CU School of Nursing 2015-09-29 08:24
Janna, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult times. Rosanne Pruitt
 
 
#54 Eric Black, BSA 2015-09-29 07:59
Sorry for your loss. My family has you in our thoughts.
 
 
#53 Cindy Quattlebaum 2015-09-29 07:42
9-29-15

Jana and family,
We all were so saddened to hear of Jeff's death. He will be missed by everyone. Please know that our prayers are being lifted up daily for you and your family.
Cindy Quattlebaum & the volunteers of LMC Extended Care
 
 
#52 James Linenbrink 2015-09-29 07:39
I am so sorry to hear this news. I worked alongside Jeff at LMC. He also took care of my wife after surgery. He was always pleasant, and a joyful person. My family and I are praying for your family.
 
 
#51 Angela Harper 2015-09-29 07:13
I am so sorry for the shocking and devastating loss of Jeff. He was an excellent nurse and I enjoyed working with him. May your wonderful memories of the time you shared bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead.
 
 
#50 Laura Grimes Kneece 2015-09-29 05:51
Janna and family,
No words I can give can bring you comfort at this sadden time. Jeff was an amazing, thoughtful, kind and a man of encouragment. He always spoke with such admiration and love for you and the boys. I am so sorry you and your family are going through this. May God wrap his arms around you, the boys and your family now and always.
 
 
#49 Janet Renoni 2015-09-29 05:17
So sorry for losing Jeff. My prayers are for Peace during this time for you and your family.
 
 
#48 David anJerri Faris 2015-09-28 21:15
Janna and family, Donald, Linda, Ruth, and Shirley,
(Janna, they can fill you in on who we are)...I just want to share a very favorite memory of Jeff as a little boy. When the Felkers first brought him in as a foster child (and his brother?). We were meeting for church in the basement of their home, and we all joyed when Jeff was adopted! One Sunday, our pastor's elderly father was giving his testimony of the Lord's grace in his life. He was explaining how the Lord had adopted him to be one of His children. When this older man said he had been adopted, Jeff piped up and exclaimed, "Daddy, he's adopted, too!" He truly was a loved child, and obviously, that impacted him for life in his love and care for others. So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for the Lord to comfort all of you.
 
 
#47 Brittany Bridwell 2015-09-28 20:45
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this time.
 
 
#46 Tracey Corley 2015-09-28 20:32
Janna and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss and will keep you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#45 Lisa Lewis 2015-09-28 20:18
I am so sorry & quite shocked. Jeff & I worked together in the ICU @ LMC some years back & I enjoyed every minute of it. He was a really good nurse & I feel very special to have known him. I am greatly sorrowed & you have my heart felt sympathy.
 
 
#44 Greta Jones 2015-09-28 19:34
Janna,

My heart goes out to you and the boys. My heart also goes out to the rest of Jeff's family that he left behind. My prayers are with you. So saddened by his loss. He was such a kind and loving man. I've had the pleasure of knowing him since I was 17 yrs old and have always thought highly of him. He will be forever missed. May God give you the strength and peace you will need to get through this time. Hugs!!!
 
 
#43 Stuart Cooper 2015-09-28 19:14
It was a privilege to be able to work alongside Jeff at LMC Extended Care. He demonstrated great caring and compassion to the residents and he will be missed
 
 
#42 Belinda Hodges 2015-09-28 19:00
Condolscences to his wife and family... Jeff was loved at work.. We could always count on him and he was always their to help no matter what the situation was. Praying for your strength
 
 
#41 Becky Shealy 2015-09-28 18:56
Janna,
My mom (Donna Keisler) always spoke of you with such love and caring. She would update me on how your children were doing and then the excitement of you finding Jeff. She was so happy for you. Hold those memories close to you and find comfort in them.
I will continue to pray for you all.

Becky
 
 
#40 Jill Smith 2015-09-28 18:54
I as well as you Janna, will be lost without my Jeffrey. My gamecock friend, confidant and phone sharing pal. God wanted him more. I dread going back to work. My emotions are so raw. I know this. He loved you and we had many a talks about that. I know you loved him. He will now watch over us all. No one knows your pain but you, but we are grieving with you my friend. Love you.
 
 
#39 Rolinda Collinson 2015-09-28 18:08
My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda and Janna and all of Jeff's family. May you all celebrate his life and the lives he touched. I know there are many. May your memories see you through the days ahead. With deepest Sympathies, Rolinda
 
 
#38 Christina Stubbs 2015-09-28 17:34
I knew Jeff back in the ICU days at Lexington Medical Center. Jeff was a friend and mentor to me as I started my career in nursing over 10 years ago. I was so saddened to learn of his passing. My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time.
 
 
#37 Kathy Hinkle 2015-09-28 17:22
Janna,
My most heartfelt condolences to you, the boys, and the entire Felker family. Jeff was a good friend and coworker.He had that bubbly personality that could always make the worst day at work bearable. He will truly be missed. May God be with you and the family during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.
 
 
#36 Melanie Sox 2015-09-28 17:06
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we all feel for such a tremendous loss. Jeff was a caring, kind, compassionate Nurse, friend, and co-worker. He always had a smile on his face! The entire Felker Family is in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort help you during this difficult time and may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
 
 
#35 Lee Koon 2015-09-28 17:04
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.
 
 
#34 Priscilla Stewart 2015-09-28 17:01
Janna and boys and family, I am lose for words my heart breaks for you all.I will be praying and thinking of you, Jeff was so much more than our nurse manger he was friend and family to us all. Jeff truly loved his family,
 
 
#33 Edna McClain 2015-09-28 16:55
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family and the LMCEC staff. He touched the lives of many.
 
 
#32 ken Robison 2015-09-28 16:51
I will always remember jeff as one of the best young men i have ever known
 
 
#31 ken Robison 2015-09-28 16:48
I remember jeff as a dedicated, strong guy who wasn't afraid to show his emotions. I'll miss him dearly.
 
 
#30 Jenn Marriott 2015-09-28 15:46
With deepest sympathy, and prayers for the entire Felker family. Vinnie, you are such a huge source of pride for your father, and he will forever be watching over you smiling at the man you have become. He will be missed by all.

God bless
 
 
#29 Jennifer Taylor 2015-09-28 14:32
Janna, I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I am praying for you and the boys.
Love, Jennifer
 
 
#28 Stephen & Marcie 2015-09-28 14:01
Janna, Carson & Braden and family,

Thinking of you all constantly and praying for you. Words cannot express how sorry we are. We are here for you. XOXO

Stephen, Marcie, Lawson, Landen & Levi
 
 
#27 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2015-09-28 13:50
Janna & Family, so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing others care. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
Fondly,
Dan & Robbie
 
 
#26 Ashley Downs 2015-09-28 13:43
I wish all who knew him peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
 
 
#25 BSA Troop 61 2015-09-28 12:57
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you now and in the days to come. BSA Troop 61 Scouts and Leaders
 
 
#24 Sara English 2015-09-28 12:52
DearJanna: I was so saddened by the news. Jeff was an honorable man and had the true and healing heart of a nurse. I loved working with him. He was special and LMCEC was all the more special because of him. He often spoke of you and the boys...and was truly proud of Vince. May peace be with you and your family during this time.
 
 
#23 Robin Hamilton Auten 2015-09-28 12:21
Janna, I'm praying for you and the whole Felker family. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by us all. May God bless you and walk with you in your time of sorrow.
Robin
 
 
#22 Katherine Jeffords 2015-09-28 12:12
Janna, Jeff was one of my favorite people. He always made me laugh. Please know that I am thinking about you and the boys. You are in my
prayers.
 
 
#21 Andy Hunter 2015-09-28 12:04
Janna and family,
All of us at Neil Medical Group are very saddened to hear about Jeff. We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers during this most difficult time. Know you are loved, cared for and surrounded by many friends. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and your family and heal your broken hearts. With Deepest Sympathy! Andy
 
 
#20 Buffalo Patrol 2015-09-28 12:00
The Buffalo PAtrol of WB S5-551-14 send our prayers and love to you and your family. We had some great times during WB and after as well. Our horns bow low at Jeff's passing (even if he was part of Da' Bears.) Scouting has lost a great leader and the world has lost a great man.
 
 
#19 Victoria Couch 2015-09-28 11:55
Janna, I am so sorry for your loss. It is going to be very different without Jeff here @ LMC; I cannot imagine the hardship you are enduring. God bless you and may He lift you up during this time of trial!
 
 
#18 Susan Carr 2015-09-28 11:25
Fond memories of Jeff and family. So very sorry for the sudden loss and devastating impact on Janna, Vinnie and the boys.
Prayers for ever lasting comfort and healing from God's word.
 
 
#17 Allison Barnes 2015-09-28 11:24
Janna,
We are praying for you and the family. We all loved Jeff like family.God Bless you!
 
 
#16 Sylvia& Joe Moore 2015-09-28 11:23
Janna,boys and family,We are thing of you in our thoughts and prayers.Our deepest sympathy goes out to you, words con not express our feelings. May God Bless.Sylvia and Joe
 
 
#15 Stacks Martin 2015-09-28 11:20
Janna, We am so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and bring you comfort. We will be praying. Love, Michael,Stacie, Ryan and Allison Martin
 
 
#14 Boy Scout Troop 316 2015-09-28 09:53
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
 
 
#13 Erika Wise 2015-09-28 07:56
Janna my heart cries out for you and the boys. Every since hearing about Jeff's death I've been praying. We will never understand some things but God is able. He is able to heal wounds, and most of all be the comforter. Be blessed and know you and the boys have a lot of people praying for you and thinking of you in this terrible time.
 
 
#12 Melodie Waters 2015-09-28 07:53
Jana,
I am at a loss for words. I cannot tell you how very sorry I am to hear this news. You and your family are in my prayers and will continue to be.

Much love,
Melodie (Merck) Waters
 
 
#11 Bryan Bedenbaugh 2015-09-28 07:41
Janna,

You and your family are in my prayers during this time and you will continue to be during the days ahead.
 
 
#10 Cindy Pitts 2015-09-28 06:59
Janna, boys and family
I am heartbroken over Jeff's death. No words I can say can easy your pain but know I am praying for all of you. I was blessed to know Jeff, to have his advice and to call him a fellow Sunday school member, church member and mostly a friend. Hugs and much love to all of you, Cindy Pitts
 
 
#9 Cub Scout Pack 400 2015-09-28 06:42
Out hearts are full of sorry and our thoughts are with you and the boys during this very difficult time. YIS
 
 
#8 Warren Bowers Family 2015-09-27 22:06
Our deepest sympathy. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Warren, Tina and Preston Bowers
 
 
#7 Debbie&Kenneth Sheal 2015-09-27 21:41
Please accept our sincere condolences. Jana you and your boys are in our prayers.
 
 
#6 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-09-27 20:12
Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
 
 
#5 Christy Bouknight 2015-09-27 19:55
Janna, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy, Christy Bouknight
 
 
#4 Rhiannon 2015-09-27 19:30
Janna, I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. We are praying for each of you! May God wrap His arms around you....
Rhiannon, Jeremy, Mya, and Alli Larsen
 
 
#3 David and Lynn Riber 2015-09-27 19:25
Janna,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessed be.
 
 
#2 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-09-27 17:22
Our deepest sympathy, words cannot express our thoughts to you,

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
and
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
 
 
#1 Gene Sheppard 2015-09-27 17:02
Janna, Wayne, and family,
Gene tried to call Wayne today but he never has much luck getting him! We are so saddened by the sudden loss of Jeff and are praying for all of you during this time!
Priscilla and Gene