Pastor Euwell Lee Jones, Jr., age 84, formerly of Draketown, GA, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was born in Atlanta on Friday, September 25, 1936. Pastor Jones was the son of the late Euwell Lee Jones, Sr. and the late Sara Kate (Smith) Jones. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Sandra (Stallings) Jones, his eldest son Gary Lee Jones, and his second grandchild and Gary's son, Yuji Jones.
As a young man, Pastor Jones served in the United States National Guard. Later in life, he and his wife Sandra moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where they served as missionaries for 26 years. During this time, they opened three churches, baptized many souls, and made many lifelong friends. Pastor Jones never met a stranger and never owned a shirt that he would not have given away to someone in need; as the Japanese saying goes, he had a "wide face"--everyone knew him and remembered him well. He loved woodworking and collecting antique clocks, he loved cooking and fishing, he loved sharing stories, he loved his family, and he loved God. He made everyone feel welcome in his presence.
His remaining family include his three youngest children: elder daughter Jennifer Alice Jones Black and her husband Harry "John" Black III of Chattanooga, TN, second son Peter Michael Jones of Washington D.C., and younger daughter Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Chattanooga, TN; his three siblings: elder sister Doris Whaley of Molena, GA, brother Larry Jones of Barnesville, GA, and younger sister Janice Jones Slay and her husband Randy Slay of Jefferson, GA; step-son, Jason Smith and step-daughter, Regina Puccio; his four grandchildren: Ryota Jones, Noah Jones, Oliver Jones, and Leto Jones; and his two great-grandchildren: Touji Jones Kanatani and Emma Jones Kanatani.
Funeral services for Pastor Jones will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 3P.M. from Liberty Christian Church (1689 Liberty Church Rd, Temple, GA 30179), following the viewing which will begin at 2P.M.
He will then be placed at rest beside his wife Sandra in the Liberty Christian Church Cemetery.
Messages of condolence can be made to the family by signing the online tribute page (https://memories.net/timeline/lee-jones-41933).
Hutcheson-Croft Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.
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