Eddie Jones

Published 6:22 pm Thursday, September 1, 2016

CARRSVILLE — James Edwin Jones, 87, passed away on Aug. 31, 2016.

James Edwin Jones

James Edwin Jones

He was born in Cleveland, Virginia, a son of the late John Robert and Anna Thompson Jones.

Mr. Jones was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections after 33 years of service.

Eddie was a member of the local VFW and American Legion.

A loving husband and father, he leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Mary Louise H. Jones; three sons, Jimmy Jones (Vanessa), Tony Jones and Tracy Jones (Fran); one brother, Bill Jones; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Eddie was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Sam and Stanley Jones; and two sisters, Gladys Ross and Betty Malkus.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, and suggests that in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross.