Obituary for Carl Jones, Sr.
Carl Lee Jones Sr. 82
61 years ago Carl reached down and took the hand of the love of his life, Nancy, and on August 27th Nancy reached down from heaven to take his hand and to reunite their love and to guide him home where his valiant battle with cancer was won.
Carl and Nancy raised their family in the Piney Flats area. Carl worked at Ball Brothers Furniture for a number of years first delivering then selling furniture. He also worked at Valleydale Meats and retired from Bristol Compressors. Carl was a mason with the MM Martin Lodge #547 in Piney Flats where he was a past Master. He was a roadrunner for the Shriners and he organized and coordinated the Scottish Rites Shoe Giveaway for children in Sullivan County Schools until his declining health prevented him from continuing in a mission that he was very passionate about.
Along with his wife Nancy, he is reunited with his parents Richard and Willie Jones; sister Peggy Quinn; brothers Henry and Ernie Jones.
He leaves behind to mourn him his four children; son Carl Lee Jones Jr. and wife Betty of Piney Flats; daughters, Janice Harvey of Kingsport, Linda Irvin and husband Keith of Kingsport , Brenda Jones and husband Dana of Bluff City; five grandchildren, Don, Josh, Kira, Cynthia, Richard; eight great-grandchildren, C.J., Nathaniel, Xanadu, Joy, Lauren, Jayden, Scarlett, Nataleigh; several nieces,nephews and a host of friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wellmont Hospice of Bristol especially Freyda Osborne, Kim Bowman and Dr. Brett Odum for their care during Daddy's illness.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at East Tennessee Funeral Home or anytime at hte home of the daughter Janice Harvey - 3100 Lucy Place in Kingsport.
A masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with MM Martin lodge #547 officiating
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at East Tennessee Cemetery with Pastor Phil Whittemore officiating.
East Tennessee Funeral Home and Cemetery are honored to serve the Jones Family.