John W "Jay" Jones

March 9, 1930 ~ April 24, 2018 (age 88)



Funeral services for John W. “Jay” Jones, 88, of Gadsden, who passed away on April 24, 2018, will be 2:00 PM Friday at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel. Rev. Anthony Copeland of Emanuel Baptist Church in Hokes Bluff will officiate. Burial will follow at Centre Methodist Church Cemetery in Oneonta, AL. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of the services.


Mr. Jones was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher. He graduated from the University of Alabama and served in the US Navy.

He was retired from Southern Company.


He is preceded in death by his father; James Samuel Jones, mother; Thelma Jones, brothers; Rev. Sam Jones and Bobby Jones, and sister; Martha Belyeu.


He is survived by his wife of 65 years; Glenda Murphree Jones, daughter; Sandra (Steve) Langford, sister; Mary Helen Collins, grandsons; Jeremy (Rebecca) Nelson, and Jamie (Kimberly)Moyer, great grandsons; Parker Moyer, and Jaxon Nelson, brother-in-law; Doug Belyeu, sister-in-law; Athelene Murphree Dorr and numerous nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers will be family and friends.


Special thanks to his special niece; Lisa Lancaster and employees of Amedisys Hospice.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to time of service Friday at the funeral home.





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