Alderson-James Robert Jones, 89, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at his home in Alderson, following a long illness.
Born May 21, 1926, in Shady Spring, he was the son of the late Wesley Burrell and Bessie Mayo Jones.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife of 54 years, Audrey Louise Kirby Jones; daughter, Linda Sue Jones; two sons, Roy Edwin Jones and Michael Ray Jones; three brothers, Johnny Jones, Raymond Jones and Arthur Jones; five sisters, Gertrude Estep, Louise Jones, Mildred Estep, Martha Estep and Mary Phillips; and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Jones.
Mr. Jones worked as a woodsman for Lloyd Baker of Alderson, was employed as a mechanic, worked at the Pepsi Plant in Alderson, was an interstate construction worker and was a brick mason and carpenter. He attended the Mt. View Baptist Church on Flat Mountain, Alderson. Mr. Jones was a United States Army Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved to bowl and play the guitar. He loved sports and enjoyed watching football and baseball, especially his favorite team of all time, the Atlanta Braves. Mr. Jones enjoyed spending time with his family during holiday occasions, and especially loved spending quality time with his son-in-law and best friend, Jamey, watching ballgames, westerns and planning their hunting trips.
Survivors include: two sons, David Lee Ballard and wife Debra of Alderson and James Robert Jones, Jr. of Ocala, FL; two daughters, Brenda Lou Thomas and husband Billy of Talcott and Deborah Kay Lusk and husband James of Alderson; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, where Pastor James L. Combs officiated. Burial was in the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Asbury, where military funeral honors were conducted by the WV Honor Guard.
Friends called Friday evening, Nov. 27, at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
The family would like to express their heartfelt and sincere thanks to the staff of HospiceCare, Inc., and the Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg.