James "Jim" E. Jones Jr. MARION Mr. James "Jim" E. Jones Sr., 86, of Marion, passed peacefully into his eternal home in Heaven, to be forever with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Hospice House of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City. Born in Marion June 13, 1932, Jim was a son of the late James Isaac Jones and Zanie Randolph Jones. He retired as a manager at Marion Manufacturing Co. following 49 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed his work there very much and was a valuable employee. A faithful member of the Marion Church of God, he served his Lord through his music ministry. As a gospel singer and musician, his musical talents brought great pleasure to many and undoubtedly helped win over many to the Lord. His love for his family, all of his family, was never in question and he was a dedicated family man who will be deeply missed. His first wife, Sylvia O'Dear Tanner; and a son, Ronnie Jones, preceded him in death. Surviving are his beloved wife of 21 years, Iva "June" Ledford Jones; four children, James "Butch" Jones Jr. and wife, Susan, of Lexington, N.C., Jerold Jones and wife, Lena, of Nebo, Lynn Jones of Nebo and Tammy Jones Bailey and husband, Lloyd Jr. of Celina, Texas; a stepdaughter, Sherry Whitson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Mark Jones, Reagan Bailey, Rylyn Bailey and Vanessa Wilson and husband, Shane; and two great-grandchildren, Summer and Blake Wilson. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will follow in McDowell Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association at https://act.alz.org, or to the American Diabetes Association at https://donations.diabetes.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com. Westmoreland Funeral Home is serving the Jones family.
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