Mr. Randy Jones, age 56, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Jones was born in Asheville, NC and son of the late Herman & Sharon Banks Jones. He was also preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Felmer & Mary Jo Banks and paternal grandparents, Rev. D.W. & Bessie Jones.
Randy spent his life in the construction and grading business, running Jones Construction along with his father, Herman and brother, Jeff. He was known for working long hours on many cell phone towers and commercial projects in the area. He worked until his illness in 2004.
He was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Sandy Fannon (Don), Jonesborough; brother, Jeff Jones (Lisa), Greeneville; nieces, Misty Saults, Morgan Greene and Madison Buchanan; nephews, Josh Broyles and Jacob Long; aunts, Lena Cibrario and Debra Mackey (Doug); and several great nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Cole and Rev. Joshua Broyles officiating. Entombment services will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Rick Treadway, Larry Arrowood, Doug Mackey, Terry Harrison, Jacob Long and Matthew Arrowood. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Bennett, Don Fannon, Tom Whitson, Steve Foltz, Robert Walden and Randy Treadway.
Mary Lee Campbell
Knew Randy and his dad, Herman Jones, as their REALTOR of Whittling Wood S/D.....Such great people to work with and can only say GOOD things about both.....Rest in Peace, Herman & Randy...
James & Rebekah Hunt
We are so sorry for your loss. When James and I first looked
at our house Herman showed it to us and that was when we
first became acquainted with the Jones family. We later
bought the house at auction. Not long after that Randy was
lengthening the street Fallen Leaf off Whittling Wood. He
was scraping the road and building the curbing frames etc.
James visited with him several times during this and
watched him work. James had worked with the U.S. Forest
Service for 35 years and had seen a lot of men working fire
plows, driving big rigs hauling the plows, using graders etc.
He came in after watching Randy one day and said" I have
only seen one other man that can operate machinery as
smooth as Randy can. It's unbelievable! It was like Randy's
nephew said at the funeral Randy was an expert. We saw
him for the last time at Herman's funeral. He remembered
us and greeted us with a big smile. He suffered a long time
and as hard it is to lose such a special person we are glad he
isn't suffering any longer. He will be missed.
Jeff, so sorry to hear about Randy,I still remember us riding mini bikes years ago.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Linda & Gene Rutherford
So sad to hear of Randy's passing. We remember
him from a small boy wearing short pants and
growing into an adult. When he was still in high
school he dug out for the basement and foundation
of our house. Anywhere we saw him, he always had
that smile. Randy put up a long hard fight these
last years but now God has taken away his pain and
reunited with Herman and Sharon in a better place.
Our love and prayers are with the entire family.
Your love and care kept him in your lives as long
as humanly possible, and now God has him; waiting
in his renewed healthy body to hug you again!
What a great day that will be!
Sandy and Jeff, I am so sorry you have lost a special brother. He will greatly missed by many whose lives were enriched by having known him. May God continue to comfort and bless you all.
So sorry for your loss! Will keep you all in my prayers!
Donna Haney Liles
Heartbroken at the passing of Randy. But
he is now with so many of our family
members walking the beautiful Streets of
Gold. Imagine the family reunion they are
having. My thoughts and prayers are with
all of you.
Jeanette McCoy Miller
Sandy and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved
brother. Rest assured that you will be reunited with him again
and he is in a far better place. I will keep you in my thoughts
I didn't know Randy, but I know he was the recipient of great love from his sister, Sandy. I know he will be missed. Sandy, I hold you and your family in my heart with prayers for peace.