ROBERT VERNON JONES - age 90, of Knoxville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.
He was born on August 22, 1926 in a log cabin at Saltwell, Bath County, Kentucky. One of 6 brothers; Omar Mason(Rosa), Henry Conway (Jean), William (Bill) Alex (Lucille), Leo Franklin (Marie), Edward Dailey (Katherine)Jones, two twin babies that died and sister Mary Belle Sanford (Harlon D.). He was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church and had served as an Elder and teacher for many years at Farragut and Fountain City Christian Churches.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Campus Christian Ministry for thirty seven years, a graduate of Paris High School and University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a World War II veteran serving with the First Infantry Division in Europe. He had retired after 37 years with TVA. He was also an active Boy Scout Leader & neighborhood Commissioner for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Freda May Strunk Jones.
Survived by his son, Robert G. Jones; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Woodlawn Christian Church, 4339 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920, your own church or the charity of your choice.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Christian Church. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. The family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Woodhaven Memory Gardens for a graveside service and interment at 1:00 p.m. Military Honors will be performed by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard.
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