Mr. John Thomas Jones, Jr. departed this life on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Oconee Health and Rehabilitation in Oconee, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Bay Spring Baptist Church in Warthen, Georgia with interment in the Green Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Sandersville, Ga. Rev. Paul Robinson will officiate.
Mr. John Thomas Jones, Jr. was born on May 31, 1927 in Washington County to the parentage of the late John Thomas and Lenora Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verdis; Baby Jones, three sisters: Juanita Jones, Barbara Watts and Victoria Lane; two brothers: Eddie Willie Jones and James Earl Jones.
Mr. Jones was drafted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 25th Infinity Division that fought in the Korean War. He retired from AIC Chalk Plant. Mr. Jones accepted Christ as his Savior with Bay Spring Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and faithful member who truly loved the Lord. He was the Chairman of the Deacon Board at Bay Spring Baptist Church and also served as the President of the Middle Georgia Ushers and Usherettes Union for many years.
Deacon Jones leaves to cherish his memories two sons: Julius M. (Janet) Jones of Sandersville, GA and John Thomas (Carolyn) Jones III of Atlanta, GA; two sisters: Laura Bell Brookins and Dorothy Lee McArthur; three brothers: Booker T. Jones, Harold (Graciela) Jones, Louis (Betty) Jones; grandchildren: David Jones, Brittany Jones, John Thomas Jones IV, Jakira Jones, Keith Bracks, Amador Williams, Raven Williams, Felisa Cooper and Rachel Jones; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.