Jackson “Jack” Elzie Jones
October 10, 1924 – August 2, 2018
Memorial services for Jackson “Jack” Elzie Jones, 93, of Climax, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Pine Park Baptist Church, Cairo, GA. Rev. Steve Wooten and Bro. Chris Burt will officiate. Services will conclude at the church. Mr. Jones passed away at Magnolia Place, Cairo, GA, on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Mr. Jones was born on October 10, 1924, in Grady County, GA, to the late Samuel Cebren Jones and Vera Pearl Salter Jones. Mr. Jones was a manager of Thomasville City Airport, Thomasville, GA, and a lifelong farmer. He served his country in the United States Navy. He has been a pilot since the 1940’s and loved flying. Badminton and checkers were two games he mastered-and continually bested his children and other opponents. He also loved animals, especially cows and dogs. Once he even rescued and raised a barn owl. He took pride in growing all types of things, citrus trees, his garden, pastures for the cows, and even flowers. He was of the Baptist faith. He was married to Juanita Spence Jones and later Mary Ruth Ledford Jones, both having preceded him in death.
Survivors include: children, Diane Tuten of Cairo, GA, Cindy Bond (Doug) of Cairo, GA, Vickie Burt (Jimmy) of Valdosta, GA, Elzie Jones (Teresa) of Cairo, GA, Mike Jones (Mary Ann) of Ochlocknee, GA; step-children, Elaine Bellamy (Danny) of Woodstock, GA, Kathy Sharpe (John) of Alva, FL, Angie Strode (Jon) of Ocoee, FL; grandchildren, Pam King (Timmy) of Valdosta, GA, Sheri Smith (Sammy) of Leesburg, GA, Kevin Tuten (Angel) of Crawfordville, FL, Amy Bergman (Bobby) of Cartersville, GA, Brian Tuten (Jodi) of Phoenix, AZ, Jim Burt (Angela) of Valdosta, GA, Chris Burt (Joanna) of Valdosta, GA, Autumn Waters (Brent) of Cairo, GA, Amber Tuggle (Will) of Cairo, GA, Jack Ryan Jones of Cairo, GA, Courtney Hosey (Chris), Eric Elkins (Heather), Jeremy Jones (Brooke) of Cairo, GA, Jacob Jones of Decatur, GA; great-grandchildren, Keira and Kaeden Tuten of Crawfordville, FL, Evan and Gillian Bergman of Cartersville, GA, Kendall, Chloe, Sydney, Elijah, Tirzah, Hosanna, Mercy, Faythe, and Glory Tuten of Phoenix, AZ, Kristen Parlee of Lake Park, GA, Brooke Ray Parlee of Valdosta, GA, Tucker and Tye Smith of Leesburg, GA, Austin, Brianna, and Katy Burt of Valdosta, GA, Jordanna, Caleb, and Callie Burt of Valdosta, GA, Gabe Strickland and Cannon Waters of Cairo, GA, Turner and Gentry Jones of Cairo, GA, Gracie, Layla, and Willie Tuggle, Zak Elkins, Chase Hosey, Ryan Hosey, Jacob Elkins, Noah and Mason Morrell all of Cairo, GA; great-great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kaden Gaston of Lake Park, GA.
He was preceded in death by: father, Samuel Cebren Jones, mother, Vera Pearl Salter, and step-mother, Bernice Collins Jones; wives, Juanita Spence Jones, and Mary Ruth Ledford Jones; sister and brother-in-law, Rose Mary and Jack Heard; brother, Tom Duncan Jones; and a son-in-law, Leon Tuten.
Memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice of Bainbridge, GA, or a church of your choice.
The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service in the Fellowship Hall of Pine Park Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.