Jeffrey Ricks "Jeff" Southall

April 8, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Jeffrey Ricks Southall, 59, died April 8, 2021 at his home in Weddington, NC. He was born on December 6, 1961, son of Perry Ricks Southall and Mary Wheless Southhall. Jeff graduated from Myers Park High School and Mars Hill College. He was a former owner of 14 Great Clips stores around the Carolinas and served with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police for nine years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jeff was currently heading a team that provided Sonoco Racing Fuel to NASCAR Teams. He was a director of the Southeastern Racing Division of NASCAR. Jeff was also a former member of First Baptist Church of Charlotte.

Jeff is survived by his sister, Cindy Haston, and her husband, Don; cherished nephews and their spouses, Brandon Haston and his wife, Michelle, Brent Haston and his wife, Kristal, and Jonathan Haston and his wife, Jordy; three great-nieces, Hannah Faith Haston, Sadie Grace Haston, and Mary Caroline Haston.

A funeral service for Jeff will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Woodlawn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at the church, prior to the service. Interment will be in Sharon Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Manus, Bob Bowen, Mike Bloodworth, Dennis Huneycutt, Gerry Shepard and Tony McCall. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff’s nephews, Brandon, Brent and Jonathan Haston.

Memorials may be sent to Mars Hill University, Men’s Basketball Advancement Department, PO Box 6792, Mars Hill NC 28754 or Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

The family would like to express their appreciation for Bill Joyner and Bill Burdeau with Sunoco LP.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Bert Crawford

    Southall was truly one of a kind and will be missed by everyone he befriended. I am honored to have known him. May the Lord look over you for eternity.

  • Monica Rushing

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. He was a good man. I had the pleasure of working for Jeff with Great Clips. He was a great franchisee. Prayers for the family, friends.

  • Lisa Patton

    To Jeff’s family and friends. It’s equally as difficult to believe he is gone as it is to believe someone like him ever existed in the first place. God made this man unique in so many ways. That is evident in how much he was loved by so many. He was truly an example for all humans in how to love and treat your fellow man. Never will a Christmas or birthday or holiday pass that thoughts of Jeff won’t flood my heart. I can never light a candle without his light burning bright in my mind as it always does. We called each other “Peeps” and I will never stop missing him. I know we will all see him again one day. He has been swept into Heaven by his God, Who has welcomed him with open arms and proclaimed “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”. May you all be comforted by your memories of this truly remarkable man. God bless you. -Lisa Patton and family

  • Donna (Barnes) Melton

    Cindy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a good man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Donna and Alan

  • Jerri Tapia

    Jeff was a wonderful person. When I became a Great Clips franchisee, he was so helpful with all the questions I had. He was so kind.

  • Christopher Moody

    Jeff was a great friend and always put the cares and feelings of others before his own. He would do anything he could to help you out and had more faith and trust in me, than I did myself at one point. He will be greatly missed.

  • Jerry Thompson & Donna

    Jeff will be sorely missed. He was a great friend and person. Always stayed in touch with me , even when I left Sunoco. Always wanted to know how my family was. Very caring person and I valued his friendship. Gods speed

  • Bob and Betty Jo Barnes

    We have fond memories of Jeff, we were sadden to hear of his passing he was a good friend of our son, they grew up together, now in heaven they will be United. Our prayers are with you Cindy and your family.

    In Christ and Love

    Bob and Betty Jo Barnes ??????