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OBIT: Mr. J. T. Jones

Mr. J. T. Jones

Mr. J. T. Jones, age 83 of Carthage, died shortly after arrival at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. after becoming gravely ill at his Jackson Avenue home. He was pronounced deceased at 5:46 a.m. Monday morning December 9, 2019.

Mr. Jones was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. His funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon December 12th at the Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton. Edward L. Anderson officiated at the 1 p.m. services and burial was beside his wife in the Tomlinson-Hazelwood Cemetery on Eaton’s Creek Road in Joelton.

One of eight children, he was born John Turner Jones in the Bordeaux area of Metro Nashville on January 14, 1936 and was the youngest child of the late Edgar Matthew Jones who died at the age of 46 on July 3, 1938 and Mattie Tomlinson Jones who died at the age of 85 on January 9, 1981.

The seven siblings preceding him in death were Mary Katherine Jones Bardin Paige, Bessie Muzetta Jones McLarty, Nora Ruth Jones Orman, Henry Lloyd Jones, Jimmie Joe Jones, Elree Holcomb Jones and Thomas Augustus Jones.

Mr. Jones was a 1954 graduate of Cumberland High School on Hydes Ferry Pike in Bordeaux.

At the Nashville Courthouse on February 4, 1966 he was united in marriage to Pulaski native Shelbie Jean Sharp who preceded him in death on August 9, 2017 at the age of 80 following over fifty one years of marriage.

In 1971 his family relocated to Carthage from Nashville where he was employed by Genesco and following the closing of Genesco the late Charles Hopper hired Mr. Jones to be over maintenance for the Texas Boot Co. In Carthage.

Mr. Jones was baptized into Christ by his nephew, Dr. Joseph Edward Jones at the Joelton Church of Christ and after moving to Carthage attended the Carthage Church of Christ.

Surviving are his two sons, John Jones, Jason Jones and wife Angela Silcox Jones all of Carthage, sister-in-law, Joyce Jones of Nashville, brother-in-law, Dennis Orman.