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Jeffrey "Jeff" A. Sweeney, Sr.

November 21, 1959 — March 12, 2024

Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Sweeney, Sr., age 64, entered his heavenly home to be with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior on March 12, 2024. He passed away at home in Middleburg, Florida, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Townshend, Vermont on November 21, 1959 and has resided in Florida since 1973. 

Jeff found the Lord in the year 2011, prior to being diagnosed with cancer. Jeff served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1978. He will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, son, father, friend, nephew, uncle, a hard worker, and a living testimony of kindness, generosity & the love for the Lord. It’s no wonder that his life had to do with cars, as early on in his life family had given him the nickname “Car.” Jeff was a Certified Auto Technician at Nimnicht Chevrolet before his illness and worked at many Chevrolet dealerships in the Jacksonville area throughout his career. He was known as a mentor for the young men he worked with, teaching them skills along with the importance of honesty and integrity. Jeff was involved with the St. Augustine Youth Services at Christmas, giving a gift for one of the young boys. He was a dirt track race car driver from 1989 – 1995, winning the Jax Raceways 1989 Best Sportsmanship award, and was an avid race car fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. He loved his family and was devoted to his son, Jeff, Jr. He was his sons’ crew chief in go-kart racing after his time racing the dirt tracks. He had a love for traveling and camping as well.

He is preceded in death by his parents Earle L. “Butch” & Betty J. Sweeney and stepson Thomas C. “Corey” Clark.

He is survived by his wife Sharon L. Sweeney, his stepson Kent M. Mitchell, his son Jeffrey A. Sweeney, Jr. (Amanda), his best friend & soulmate Lynette Berlin (Ron), his second mother Ruby Sharpe, his three beautiful sisters Julianne Cartwright (Mark), Bonnie Espinoza (Barry) & Cathy Fisher (Tom), his brother-in-law Jerry Sharpe, his reconnected northern family consisting of Mike, Debbie, Terry, Sandi & their father Leo Putnam, along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, grand-nephews & cousins. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

A celebration of life will be held for Jeff at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Black Pond Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Brown officiating.

A graveside service will take place at 2:30pm on Monday, April 8 at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Kenneth Gloyd officiating. If you attend the graveside service, please drive your car to Lane 2. 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Haven – Custead Hospice Care Center, St. Augustine Youth Services and/or the Springfield Kitty Cat Shack Rescue.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Black Pond Baptist Church and members, to all his doctors and staff who provided care to him during his illness, and to Haven Hospice in Orange Park, Florida.

 


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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 8, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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