Gary W. Jones

  • Born: October 29, 1944
  • Died: June 29, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Gary W. Jones, age 76, of Murray, Kentucky, died peacefully surrounded by his family at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Gary was born on October 29, 1944, in Crockett County, TN in the family home of Noble Wood and Josie Lee Jones. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Marie Jones, and one brother-in-law, Edward Proctor.

Gary graduated from Hamlett Robertson High School in Crockett Mills, TN and from the University of TN at Martin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. Following graduation, he began his 33-year career with Southern States serving as manager at the Princeton, Greenville and Murray retail locations in KY. He also was Regional Feed Supervisor in Madisonville, KY.

Active in his Baptist faith, currently at First Baptist Church of Murray, Gary served as deacon in Princeton, Greenville and Murray. He also taught in children and youth Sunday School Departments, was a Royal Ambassador leader and served on various church committees.

Gary is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Adams Jones; his daughter, Laura Coleman and husband, Trevor of New Concord, his son, Greg Jones and wife, April of Gallatin, TN and three granddaughters, Lindsey Morgan and husband, Kyle of Murray, Madelyn Coleman of New Concord and Sydney Jones of Gallatin, TN.

While fishing, hunting and traveling were Gary's interests, his three granddaughters were a joy in his life, and he loved attending their activities or sharing his special stories with them while sitting in the backyard swing.

He is also survived by two brothers, Durwood Jones and wife, Yvonne, of Olive Branch, MS and Ken Jones and wife, Betty of Alamo, TN, and one sister, Frances Proctor of Bells, TN. In addition, one sister-in-law, Jennifer Snider of Martin, TN; one brother-in-law, Randy Adams and wife Beth of Martin, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church Murray, Family Life Center, 203 South 4th Street, Murray, KY or to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY. 42071

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We were so sorry to hear of Gary's death. He was a fine man, and we enjoyed the times that we had with him at Southern States. We know that he will be greatly missed. Pat & Janice Wilson

Posted by Pat & Janice Wilson - New Concord, KY   July 08, 2021

Back in town and learn of Gary's passing. Haven't seen y'all in forever and I didn't know he was sick. My prayers go out to the entire family and I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jerry McCoy - Murray, KY - Family Friend   July 06, 2021

Very sorry to hear this news. Much love, sympathy, and prayers to Laura, Nancy, Greg and the rest of the family.

Posted by Scott Rice - Antioch, TN - Friend   July 05, 2021

I have to say that Gary Jones was one of the finest people I have ever known or worked with. I had the pleasure of moving to Murray with Gary as his assistant manager when Southern States opened the new store there. Gary made my time there a very enjoyable experience and one I will always cherish. Prayers for Nancy and her family during this time of great loss. Gary will be truly missed by all!

Posted by Randy Atherton - Murray, KY - Coworker   July 04, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Jones family. I did not know Mr. Jones personally but he raised a fine son in Greg. If that is any indication of the type of person he was, which it is, he was a fine man and I know he will be missed.

Posted by Jay Wehr - Gallatin, TN - Family Friend   July 02, 2021

Gary was a very dear friend and good buddy that we shared many good times together. He will be missed very much.

Posted by Eddie Williams - Honea Path, SC   July 02, 2021

If you found a definition of "Brotherly Love", there is no doubt that Gary's picture would be there with the ever-present smile and good fish story. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Near brother and sister-in-law Marcus and Peggy

Posted by Marcus and Peggy Hopper - Lake Guntersville, AL - Family   July 02, 2021

Gary was a very good store Manager with Southern States and I had the honor to work with him while he was at Murray for several years. Always seemed to have a smile on his face. My sympathy in your loss.
Johnny Craig Georgetown Ohio

Posted by JOHNNY CRAIG - Georgetown, OH - Coworker   July 02, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you!

Posted by Sandra Vernon - Friendship, TN - Friend   July 01, 2021

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