May 20, 2015
Date of Service: May 24, 2015
Interment Location: Garden of Freedom
James Paul Jones, Sr., 77, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness. A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Roby Lee & Essie Stalcup Jones. He was a 1956 graduate of Johnson County High School. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. Paul was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In his earlier years he attended Little Doe Baptist Church, Butler. He loved his church friends and giving to and helping others to meet their needs. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Paul loved to play golf and going to the lake. He retired from United Parcel Services. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Jones and his mother & father-in-law: John R. & Irene Taylor
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Nancy Taylor Jones. His Children: James P. Jones, Jr and Susie Connor, Angela Jones Harkleroad and Randy Harkleroad. His Grandchildren: Haley Olivia Harkleroad and Isabella Nicole Harkleroad. Sisters: Virginia Bingham and Ira Bingham and Grace Glover. His sister-in-law: Sara Jones, a brother-in-law: Robert Taylor. He was also surrounded by special friends: Jack & Sonja Cole, Roger & Helen Ramsey, Howard & Marie Matherly, Hazel Marion, David & Sherry Tysinger, David Pinkard, Richard Moody and his golfing buddies.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Tysinger, Minister officiating. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Todd & Susie Wolfe. Active Pallbearers will be: Ira J. Bingham, Randy Harkleroad, Terry Jones, Jack Cole, Mike Northmore, Bobby Joe Tyree, Lynn Taylor, Mike McKinney, and Brad McKeehan. Honorary Pallbearers will be Roger Ramsey, William Lowe, James McEwen, Claude Fisher, John Zaiger and David Tysinger. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family wished to express their appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and staff of the 2500wing, Johnson City Medical Center and Hospice at MSHA and Drs. Jaishankar, Joseph Lee & Alex Gelman for their loving and gentle care. It is truly inspiring to have doctors and nurses so dedicated to the well-being and care of our loved ones. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of James Paul Jones, Sr. to the TLC Community Center, 145 Judge Don Lewis Blvd., Ste 7, Elizabethton, Tn. 37643 423 543 4673. Condolences may be sent to our web site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Jones family.