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
Wil McFarland and wife, Carsen
Brother: Bobby Jones and wife, Shirlene
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Ramiro and Anna Montero
Preceded in death by
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.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com