Funeral home owner Jeffrey “Jeff” Eberhart was killed May 23 when his motorcycle crashed near Emerson on I-75, according to area news reports.
Eberhart, 58, owned and managed Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home in Dallas.
He was the Paulding County coroner from 1980 to 1992. Eberhart was also known for singing with the Joymasters Quartet for eight years.
His daughter, Lindsey Eberhart, said her father had a heart for people.
“He was the kind of person that if people needed help he wanted to be that person [who helped them],” she said.
Ms. Eberhart said her father was a businessman but was more than that to his clients.
She said he would tell her, “If you treat people right they will come back to you.”
Ms. Eberhart recently graduated from mortuary school, and planned to be her father’s successor, she said.
“All my dad wanted is to have a family that served other families. That’s what we have been and that’s what we are going to continue to be. That’s the legacy he left. That’s the kind of man he was.”
He was survived by his wife, Debra; daughters, Lindsey and Sidney Eberhart; sister, Cindy Duncan; and mother, Shirley Leggett, all of Dallas; and father, Billy Eberhart of Hiram.
The family asked in lieu of flowers to give memorial donations to WellStar Foundation at 2000 Southpark Place, Suite 202, Atlanta, or to North Paulding Baptist Church Building Fund at 4332 Brushy Mountain Road, Rockmart.
Eberhart’s funeral was held Sunday at Paulding County Community Center.