He attended New Liberty Baptist Church. He was retired from the Chattanooga Local Union No. 43 Plumbers and Steamfitters after 25 years of service.
He was an avid deer, turkey, bear and rabbit hunter, and was also a fisherman.
He was the son of the late John Hess Jones and Hattie Dockery Jones. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Jones; and his sister, Imogene Burrell.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jane Jones, of Cleveland; three children: Gary Jones and wife Gail, of Tellico Plains, David Clyde Jones and wife Christine, and Deborah Lynn Brown, all of Cleveland; six grandchildren: Dwayne Hodge, Adam Hodge, Brandon Jones, Ethan Jones, Shawn Tapley and Carlton Hess Brown; three great-grandchildren: Colton Hodge, Dustin Jones and Harmoney Tapley; one brother, Richard Jones of Tellico Plains; six sisters: Argelina Lindner of Reliance, Irene Lindner of Reliance, Rosie Debity of Tellico Plains, Iva Lee Jones of Cleveland, Pauline Graves of Tellico Plains and Josephine Anderson of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastors Waymond Cooper and Danny Works officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Steven Yearwood, Tim Yearwood, Josh Stiles, Jackie Boyette, Steve Stiles and J.R. Burrell serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Jones family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.