Mr. Elbert C. Jones, Jr., 91, of Bolivar, passed away Thursday night, Oct. 10, 2019 at Pine Meadows Healthcare in Bolivar. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar. Visitation was held Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday starting at 1 p.m. before the service. Burial followed the service at Cabo Cemetery in Chester County. Memorials may be sent to Milledgeville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 37 98 Main St, Milledgeville, TN 38359. [http://www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/39594]
He was born at Jack’s Creek in Chester County, the son of the late Elbert Christopher Jones, Sr. and Mary Caroline Anderson Jones. Educated in schools there, he graduated from Chester County High School in 1946.
In 1952, he married Joyce Johnson. Mrs. Jones passed away on May 16, 1999.
He retired in 1990 as plant manager at Hardeman Garment in Bolivar after 24 years of service. He also had worked at Tiffin (Ohio) State Psychiatric Hospital and Schultz Manufacturing in Henderson. He was a member of the Bolivar Masonic Lodge #608 and Milledgeville United Methodist Church.
On Nov. 26, 2005, he married Joanne Powell and, together, they enjoyed traveling everywhere from Oregon to New England. Blessed with a good sense of humor and a kind nature, he enjoyed visiting and talking and, in the process, made many friends over the years. In his leisure time, he loved his family, coin collecting, playing his guitar, reading and studying U. S. presidential history.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters, Jeanne Mask of Bolivar and Janet (Anderson) Humphreys of Rossville; step-son, Gary (Diane) Powell of Savannah; three grandchildren, Ian (Amanda) Wellons of Bolivar, Daniel (Alyssa) Hamer, Jr. of Eugene, Ore., and Rachel Wellons of Yokohama, Japan; a great-granddaughter, Kate Wellons; step-granddaughter, Amber (Nick) Brock; and step-great-granddaughter, Alexis Brock.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce, and two sons-in-law, John C. Mask, Jr. and Mike Wellons.