Daniel William Jones, 70, of Henderson passed away Feb. 7, 2023, at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Henderson Church of Christ with Ben Flatt and Billy Smith officiating. Burial followed at Henderson City Cemetery. The family received friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church.
He was born in Jackson, June 24, 1952, the son of the late William Homer and Mary Graple Minton Jones. He grew up in Henderson and was a 1970 graduate of Chester County High School. He attended Freed-Hardeman University for two years and transferred to Lambuth University and earned a B.S. in Education. He then attended the University of Memphis and earned a Master’s in Administration. He continued his educational pursuits through the University of Memphis earning an additional 33 hours toward an Educational Specialist Degree.
He married Debbie Wright on June 22, 1979, and they made their home in Henderson.
He began working for the Chester County Board of Education in 1974 and retired in 2015 after 41 years of service. During his tenure he coached high school baseball and Junior High boys’ basketball and taught Science and P. E.
He also officiated football, volleyball, basketball and baseball. He was honored to work a TSSAA State football and baseball tournament.
Among other interests and pursuits, he was a loyal Vanderbilt University sports fan and was well known among the Vanderbilt Nation, an avid baseball card collector and Elvis Presley impersonator. He was Honorary Chairperson for the 2011 Chester County Relay for Life. He was a faithful member of the Henderson Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Jones; two daughters, Caycee Jones of Collierville and Deborah “Dee Dee” Jones of Henderson; and three grandchildren, Asher Jones, Ridge Jones, and Weslee Cowley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Debbie Hunt.