Kenneth F. Jones
Published 11:12 am Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Kenneth F. Jones, 95, Johnson City, went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
A native of Elk Park, N.C., he was a son of the late Frank and Sarah McGuire Jones.
Kenneth served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 45 years of service. He also served as a minister for several years. He loved to farm, garden and loved to sing and play the harmonica.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Edna Pearl Jones; a daughter, Ruthie Terry; a grandson, Jeffrey Buck; three sisters, Fairy Church, Mazie Hagie and Ada Jones; four brothers, Baisel, Judd, Glen and Rod Jones; a brother-in-law, Jack Glover; and a sister-in-law, Georgia Ford.
Survivors include a son, Tony Jones and wife Irene; a son-in-law, Edward Terry; four grandchildren, Mark Jones, Brian Buck and wife Tracie, Kim Reece and husband Anthony, Tina Buck and Mike Hughes; his great-grandchildren, Jade Jones, Mackenzie Lyons, Josie Lyons, Riley Buck, Macie Smith and husband Cody, Kiana Buck and Ashley Buck; one great-great-grandson, Elias Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Kenneth will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Dr. Alan King officiating. Honorary pastor will be Bobby Stout. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Dale Greene, Mark Jones, Brian Buck, Riley Buck, Anthony Reece, Mike Hughes, Doyle Jones and Lynn Church. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, Paul Jones, Bill Jones, Charles Jones, Dickie Jones, JR Church, Dale Church, Lowell Church, Jeff Townsend, Kevin Townsend, Bobby Ford, Kenny Ford, Stan Hagie, Richard Hagie, Alan Jones and Jerry Jones. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home Friday afternoon or on Saturday until the service hour. Military Honors will be provided at the cemetery. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Judy and Victor Deloach and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the excellent care he received during his stay there. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Jones family.