LEXINGTON - Augustus Carroll “JR” Jones, Jr, 69, of Lexington, husband of Wilma Storey Jones, passed away April 28, 2020 at his home.
Born September 15, 1950 in Cameron, SC, he was the son of the late Augustus Carroll Jones, Sr and Iona Scott Jones Luther. JR was a graduate of Eau Claire High School and Midlands Technical College. JR was a proud US Army Veteran where he served in the Vietnam War as a member of the Signal Corp.
Following serving his country, he joined AT&T as a Communications Technician where he was employed until his retirement after 32 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish and gardening. Some of his fondest times were spent with a group of his AT&T buddies on fishing trips, which they did regularly for over 40 years. He was a Life Member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8673. JR was a member of Atlanta Baptist Church and Eason Memorial Baptist. He was also a member of the Charles Stanley In Touch Club and the Chairman Circle of 700 Club.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 37 years are a son, Brian Jones (Kendra) of Lexington; a daughter, Melissa Giancola of Oregon; five sisters, Gladys Rimer, Mary Russell and Linda Jones all of Lexington, Faye Sarvis of Kennesaw, GA and Barbara Hoyle of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Emma Jones, Logan Jones, Julian Giancola and Elora Giancola. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Kevin Jones.
Due to current Covid-19 circumstances, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with interment following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
The family suggest that those wishing to make memorials please do so to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of SC, 4151 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405, https://www.cff.org/give-monthly/, or to the Charity of your choice.
Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is assisting the Jones Family.
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