Neal Jones, 78, of Center

Neal Jones, 78, of Center, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence.


Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center with Bro. Bobby Bressman officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Jones was born August 14, 1940, in Shelby County, to Erley Jones and Bertie Fults Jones. Neal Jones was truly a self-made man. He worked hard all his life to provide for his wife, Joan, and his three boys: Mike, Matt, and Marc. With an entrepreneurial spirit and do-it-yourself attitude, he succeeded at many endeavors including: J&B Trucking, Neal Jones Portable Building Moving, Farming, a greenhouse nursery, and many more. He had a passion for the Old West, enjoying any film or show with John Wayne. Known affectionately as Papaw to his 6 grandchildren, his family enjoyed his sense of humor and grit. He truly loved his wife and family up until the last. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by

Wife: Joan Jones



Mike Jones and wife, Diane

Matt Jones and wife, Jeannine

Marc Jones



Wil McFarland and wife, Carsen

Caleb Jones

Katherine Jones

Joshua Jones

Sara Jones

Jonathan Jones


Brother: Bobby Jones and wife, Shirlene


Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends


Special Friends:

Greg Gay

Ramiro and Anna Montero


Preceded in death by

Parents: Jody Erley Jones and Bertie Etura Fults Jones


Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Matt Jones, Marc Jones, Caleb Jones, Jonathan Jones, Ramiro Montero and Buren Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Harkness, Mark “Twain” Livingston, Hunter “Bubba” Mallory and Jason Burch.


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