Honeycutt, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a distinguished member of the Army Air Corp and a survived the German death march during World War II.
Honeycutt opened the Veterans of All Wars Museum in Rossville in July 2008. It has since moved to Chickamauga, adjacent to Lee and Gordon’s Mills.
He served as a staff sergeant and cameraman on a B-24 plane.
He self-published his personal account in 2004, reflecting on the hardships experienced during the death march, in a book titled “The Eleventh Man.”
On his 29th mission aboard “Hell’s Belles,” a B-24, the crew was shot down in the Austrian Alps on May 28, 1944. He survived the parachute landing and was taken captive by German soldiers the following day. He and other POWs were liberated on May 8, 1945, having spent nearly a full year in captivity.
In 2009 he organized a few re-enactments of the death march, enlisting local high school ROTC groups to teach a younger generation about service and sacrifice.
Honeycutt was recognized as the Walker County Citizen of the Year in 2010.
He was a featured speaker several times at area school and civic clubs.
He was given a military burial at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park on May 3.