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
Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com