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Donald Gene "Don" Jones

Donald Gene “Don” Jones, age 82, beloved husband, father, papa, son, brother, and friend went to be with his Lord and Saviour on the eighth day of August 2017, while under Hospice care at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tennessee.  


He was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee on September 13, 1934, the third of nine children, to the late Frederick McDonald Jones and Anna Rhetta (Lawson) Jones of Blountville, Tennessee.  He had resided in Bluff City, Tennessee with his wife Helen “Dot” since 1957.  He was preceded in death by his loving parents, sister, Hazel Elizabeth (Jones) Hill of Blue Ridge, Georgia, brothers John Lee Jones of Bronx, New York, Kenneth Paul “Dube” Jones and, Randall Warren Jones of Blountville, Tennessee and sister-in-law Phyllis Jones along with many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.  He retired from Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee after 23 years of service in the Filter Tow Department.  During his lifetime he also worked at Raytheon, ABS Systems, Strong Robinette, Hechts Bakery, and Automotive Safety Service.  Donald proudly served his country as Private First Class in the U.S. Army from April 1954 to April 1962 where he received the National Defense Service, Occupation (Germany), and Good Conduct Medals.  He was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia where he was known for always giving a helping hand whenever it was needed. Donald was a very loving husband, father, papa, son, brother and was well loved by all who knew him.


He is survived by his loving wife of 60 and one half years, Helen Joyce “Dot” Hash Jones, his daughters, Angela Sue “Susie” Jones Johnson and husband John of Blountville, Tennessee, Tammy Jean Jones Witt and husband Don of Meadowview, Virginia, two granddaughters, Mimia Elizabeth Johnson, and husband Joel Edmondson of Denver, Colorado, and Amanda Joy Johnson Culberson and husband Austin, of Atlanta, Georgia, his brothers Bruce Avery Jones, and wife Shelby of Bluff City, Tennessee, Joseph Edward “Jay” Jones, Frederick Wayne Jones and wife Angie, Larry Douglas Jones and wife Brenda and sister-in-law Cathy Jones all of Blountville, Tennessee.  He is also survived by an Aunt Eva Houser and husband Bobby and many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and church family. 


Funeral services for Donald Gene “Don” Jones will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 12th, at Friendship Baptist Church, 20572 Benhams Rd., Bristol, Virginia with Pastor Dennis Burnette and Pastor Darrell Martin officiating.  Committal services will be conducted at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Tennessee.  Active pallbearers will be Allan Cross, Joe Russell, Kenneth Miller, Frederick Wayne Jones, II, David Moore, and Brian Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Mitchell, Jimmy Rutledge, Clifford Roark, David Wright, Danny Denton, and Joe Jay.  The family will receive friends Friday, August 11th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol, Tennessee.


Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made to Friendship Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia.  The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all the Wellmont Hospice Staff, Wellmont Medical Center Staff, especially Vicki Nermia, RN, as well as Weisa Manis and Betty Miller for the excellent care they provided for Donald.  

 

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Cindy Humphrey Callus commented on 09-Aug-2017 05:48 PM
Dearest Dottie, Susie & Tammy, plus families,

I can only imagine how hard Don's going on ahead to his reward must be on you all. I am so very heartbroken for you.

Just know that I have always thought of Don fondly and with a smile. I'll never forget his antics with his teeth! And his three girls laughed as much as anybody.

Remember the good, loving times and know it won't be long before the family will have a GREAT reunion. With tears of joy for knowing such a kind and wonderful man,

Cindy

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Debbie and Reda commented on 09-Aug-2017 06:11 PM
What a wonderful gentlemen you were, kind to anyone and everyone! Your smile and loving support will never be forgotten. Enjoy your new life in heaven as you wait for those who love you so, to join you.
With much love and great respect,
Sue Green
Jennifer Jones commented on 09-Aug-2017 07:20 PM
There are very few gems in the world and my Uncle Donald was the greatest of them all. My heartaches for my family, especially for his wife my Aunt Dot. Their love was a fairy tale, a dream come true. My Aunt told me just the other day that after 61 years of marriage not one mean word was spoken by my Uncle Donald, not one disagreement, just sweet love and sweet words. Their profound faith and love of Christ has always provided them with unconditional blessings. May the Lord continue to watch over his precious wife and family. RIP #foreverinourhearts
Chester & Ann Jenkins commented on 10-Aug-2017 09:26 AM
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Donald Gene Jones
Danny commented on 10-Aug-2017 10:14 AM
To the family,
I am very sorry about your loss however as believers we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again one day. You guys have been very kind and great neighbors to Mom and Dad when they were alive through the many years of living in the same neighborhood. I appreciate that so much and I know the same God that got me through the loss of Mom and Dad will help get you through this difficult time. Prayers for all.
Kay Humphrey Yoder commented on 10-Aug-2017 11:29 AM
Dear Dot, and family, Please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers, since I learned of Don's illness. I have many happy memories of family get-togethers' over the years. As a kid I actually remember thinking 'what a happy couple, Dot and Don are' as I would watch Dot preparing a plate for her wonderful husband!!! May you all be comforted by happy memories, but most of all, knowing that one day, we shall all be together again. Love, Kay
Anonymous commented on 11-Aug-2017 03:47 PM
Tammy and family
I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing I do pray the lord will hold you near and comfort you during this difficult time.
Love
Tammy Hawks and family
Linda Childress commented on 12-Aug-2017 08:08 AM
So sorry to hear about Don. I worked with him at Eastman. I don't know whether you remember me or not. He was always so good to me. He was a wonderful person. I am praying for each of you

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