Lester Jones -
Lester Joseph Jones, age 96 of Fairview Community, Jonesborough, passed away early Saturday morning, September 22, 2012 at Four Oaks Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
He was a son of the late Joe P. and Reffie Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of the Hardee’s Breakfast Club – 11E ByPass, a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and served as President of the Fairview Cemetery Association for 31 years, and was a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Randy Jones of California in 1988; two sisters, Martha Jones and Blanche Anderson.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Blanche Loudy Jones; two sons, Frank (Becky) Jones of New Hampshire and Lee (Judy) Jones of Jonesborough; two daughters, Margaret (Ray) Denton of Mt. Carmel and Ann (George) Morelock of Jonesborough; eight grandchildren, Harold Denton, Richmond, VA, Angela Sammons of Gray, Greg (Deborah) Morelock of Morristown, Chris (Andrea) Morelock of Telford, Jennifer (Ray) Eckhoff of New Jersey, Jada (Scott) Kavanagh of Michigan, Leslie (Chris) Watson of Fall Branch, Joe (Tracy) Jones of Jonesborough; sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Four Oaks Health Care Center and staff, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, and Dr. David Moulton of Johnson City Internal Medicine.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel 4:30 – 6:30 and any time at the home of his son, Lee Jones. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Jim Griffin officiating.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fairview Cemetery (Old Hwy 81). Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Grandsons and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and Hardee’s Breakfast Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Fairview Cemetery Association, c/o Jim Anderson, 1104 Boones Creek Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of our friend, Lester Jones. www.grayfuneralhome.net 477-3171 or 239-6622.