Bro. Andrew Simon “Andy” Jones, age 55, of the Cal Hill Community in Pine Knot, Kentucky, received his victory in Jesus on September 16, 2016, with his family at his side.
Born May 30, 1961, in Decatur, Alabama, he was the son of the late Rev. Charlie E. Jones and Wanda (Paul) Jones.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Charlie and Wanda Jones, his grandparents, Rev. Ora Melton Jones and Bessie Elizabeth (Sharp) Jones, and Grant and Lotus (Young) Paul, a niece, Justina Marie Jones, a sister Mary Ann Clark and a brother Melton Berry Jones.
Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Mary Karen (Creekmore) Jones whom he married June 5, 1982, children: Gary Lynn Jones (wife Dana) of Revelo, Kentucky, Lacey Dawn Byrd (husband Tommy) of Pioneer, Tennessee, Kevin Emmanuel Jones of Pine Knot, Quinton Dean Jones (and Roxanna Williams) of Somerset, Kentucky, and Alyssa Jones Worley of Pine Knot. Surviving siblings are Carolyn Sue (husband Jeff) Privett, Lois Marie (husband Johnny) Smith, Delphi Jones (and Sonny Stephens) of Walton, Kentucky, David (wife Tosha) Jones, Timothy Edward (wife Sara) Jones and Roberta King, and his best friend Carl Kidd.
Andy and Karen were blessed with six grandchildren: Brianna Lynn Jones, Sierra Rayne Byrd, Trestin Cole Byrd, Jalia Marie, Camden Zane and Kenlee Jones.
Also surviving are brothers-in-law: Joe Clark and Michael Creekmore (wife Linda) who stayed by his side until he made his journey home, sisters-in-law Judy Salyer, Sharon Creekmore, Becky White, Phyllis Jones, aunts: Ethel (and Bill) Cogdill, Naomi (and Roger) Brown and uncle L.B. (and Betty) Jones. Deceased in-laws are Angela Lamb, Doris Allen, Stanley Salyer, James Ray Creekmore, Roger Hal King, and his friend Odis Neal.
Andy was a general contractor having worked at many jobs. He worked at the American Bag Factory as a mechanic until they closed. He had been a deacon at the New Hope Baptist Church for many years and became an assistant pastor. Ministering was his life; he loved his church. He also loved his grandchildren, spending time with them and all his family. He was blessed with many friends and leaves a legacy of love and grace. He fought a good fight, he kept the faith and his faith carried him home.
Funeral services: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Sexton, Bro. Michael Creekmore, Bro. Troy Watson, Bro. Janus Jones and Bill Cogdill.
Musical selections by the Cogdill Family, and Sulphur Spings Baptist Church Choir.
Burial: Pine Knot Cemetery
Visitation: Monday, September 19, 2016, after 5:00 p.m. at the church