Garland Thomas Jones Sr. age 96 went to be with the Lord; his wife, Lillian, and son, Garland T. Jones,Jr (Garry) on Thursday, February 28, 2013. He was born in Transylvania County on July 24, 1916. He worked at Olin and became a home builder until he retired. Garland loved to fish and was excellent gardener. He was a founding member of Etowah Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years.
He was the son of the late John Wesley and Mary Thomas Jones. He was one of 10 children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Lillian Jones and son, Garry Jones both of Etowah NC.
He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather, who loved the Lord, his family and friends and would witness to anyone who met him.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Carol Prochaska, and her husband, Dr. Frank Prochaska, of Chapel Hill, NC, Ruby Cox and her husband, Richard Cox of Marion, NC. Other survivors include six grandchildren: Jackson Kilpatrick, Eric Kilpatrick, Mark Jones, Garland T. Jones, III (Tom) Jones, Melissa Ansell, and Carrie Reger and 13 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel with a visitation one hour prior from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Forest Cemetery in Etowah.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that all donations be sent to Etowah Baptist Church, PO Box 326, Etowah NC 28729.