Obituary of Jeffrey D. Constant
Jeffrey D. Constant, 65, met his Lord and Savior on December 18, 2022, in Venice, FL. He was born in Arcadia, CA on November 18, 1957, to Cecil and Margaret (Hodges) Constant. Jeffrey graduated from Kathleen Senior High School in 1976 and received his associates degree from Southeastern Bible College in the early 80’s. He became employed in the Environmental industry with an emphasis on environmental remediation. He received an offer for employment with Geraghty & Miller, Tulsa, where he then moved to Cleveland, Oklahoma. While in Cleveland he was able to manifest one of his lifelong dreams of becoming a cattle farmer. He raised many head of cattle on his 86-acre farm. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.
Jeffery returned to Englewood, Florida in 2004 upon his retirement. He and his brother Jaye resided together, and both were actively fishing, boating, and enjoying the water in Southwest Florida. Jeffrey later became a parishioner at Holy Spirit Orthodox Church. He then received a Theology degree from St. Stephens House of Studies. Jeffrey became a Reader in his Church where he was given the title Reader Ignatius.
He also enjoyed caring for his bonsai trees, his orchids and gardening in general. Fossil hunting and collecting was something that he dearly loved from the age of 2. He has an extensive collection of rocks and fossils from around the globe. He didn’t go anywhere without looking in the dirt. He also accumulated an impressive library ranging from technical to religion. His books were a precious part of who he is. They will be donated to Holy Spirit Orthodox Church for others to enjoy.
He is predeceased by his parents Cecil and Margaret Constant, a brother James Matthew, paternal grandparents Cecil and Lois Constant, and maternal grandparents Leslie and Hazel Hodges. As well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.
He is survived by his brother Jaye Constant, sister Jennifer Constant, nephews Jordan and Jantzen, and niece Jacoby.
He is also survived by his best friend, Father Stephen Lourie. The friendship they had was more of a brotherhood. On behalf of Jeff’s family, we are eternally grateful for his unwavering love for our beloved brother and uncle.
Jeffrey leaves behind his 4-legged best friend Rocky. Jeff rescued him from the Polk County Bully Project, Lakeland, Fl. From that moment on, they were inseparable. He absolutely, undeniably loved his boy, Rocky.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to hsoc-venice.com/tithe. Any funds received will be used for the new building that Jeff was instrumental in developing alongside Father Stephen.