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Jerry Jones, Jr.January 16, 1939 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 78)
Mr. Jerry Jones, Jr. age 78 of 807 Garden Street, Sanford, NC passed on Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence.
The life of Jerry Jones Jr. began on January 16, 1939 in Logan, West Virginia born to the late Arlene Jackson Jones and Jerry Jones. He departed this earth on December 1, 2017 at his residence.
Jerry joined the United States Army on November 29, 1968 where he served for 16 years and medically retired on May 22, 1975 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He has been a resident of North Carolina since 1980 where he remained an important member of the community until his death.
Jerry had many talents which he shared with others, such as auto mechanics, landscaping, gardening, carpentry, and sports. Jerry had a charismatic personality and enjoyed the fine art of conversation with everyone he met. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He was also a father figure to many children in the neighborhood. Jerry was a true car guy and he loved to show off his new wheels. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to joke and laugh. His favorite saying was “the more I teach you the dumber I get.......dummy!”
Jerry leaves behind his loving wife, Brenda Jones of 52 years; their four children, Kim Tuck of Sanford, NC; Darrin Johnson (Maureen) of Radcliff, KY; Kelli Steele (Chris) of Sanford, NC; and SGT Jerry Jones III (Danielle) of Colorado Springs, CO; mother-in-law, Ailphronzia McLean of Sanford, NC; brothers, Ronald Jones (Carol) of Logan, WV; Billy Jones (Susie) of Milton, WV; Dwight Barron (Deborah) of Columbus Ohio; sisters include, Regina Houchins (Richard) of Boomer, WV; Cynthia Coats of Huntington, WV; Barbara Drew of Charleston, WV; aunt, Darlene Hall of Dallas Texas; special friend, John Smith of Hattiesburg MI; sisters-in-law: Hildred Williams of Goldston, NC; Gracen Donald of Sanford, NC; Doralene Durham of Chapel Hill NC; Annette Burgess (William) of Jonesboro, SC; brothers-in-law: Waymon McLean of Sanford NC; Robert Durham Jr. of Sanford NC; to cherish Jerry’s memory, he also leaves his six grandchildren, Dama Tuck, Marc Tuck (Kyle), Shantika Tuck-Morrison (Christopher), Darrin Johnson II, Brenna Johnson, Tristan Jones and six great grandchildren, Dominic Tuck, Jalen Tuck, Christopher Tuck, Jordan Tuck, Ryleigh Jo Mullen, and Raiden Tuck; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by: Knotts Funeral Home - Sanford