A celebration of life service for Jeffrey “Crash” Gilchrist was held Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Pineview Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia, with Rev. Joel Scott and Rev. Jason May officiating. The family received friends prior to the service.

Jeff was born on April 14, 1965, in Opelika and went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2021. Jeff worked at Vaughan Xpress for many years as a truck driver. He was a resident of LaGrange where he attended Pineview Baptist Church. An avid fan of the Atlanta Braves but loved his Auburn football. Jeff will be remembered for his great sense of humor and loyal friendship to many. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, James and Glenice Gilchrist of Opelika, grandparents, Wilson and Millie Bailey of Opelika, Alvin and Estelle Gilchrist of Opp, Alabama, his brother Jim Gilchrist of Opelika and his Aunt Dene Bailey of Opelika.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Gilchrist of LaGrange, their unborn baby Lukas Gilchrist of LaGrange, his sister Pam (Gary) Kenney of Opelika, nephews Jacob (Rachel) Kenney of Opelika, Jonathan (Lydia) Kenney of Juliette, Georgia, Jase May of LaGrange, nieces Anna Kenney of Birmingham and Kynlee May of LaGrange.

In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations to Pineview Baptist Church or donations to Lisa to go into a savings account for Baby Lukas.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directed.