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Troy Edward Jones, Jr., 72, of Mooresville, peacefully passed away from this life on Saturday, June 21, 2014 after several years of declining health.
He was born on July 6, 1941 in Red Springs, NC, to the late Rev. Troy Edward and Flora Mae Cavenaugh Jones. After several moves with his family, he graduated from Four Oaks High School in 1959, valedictorian of his class. He received a full academic scholarship to Duke University where he graduated June 10, 1963, with a major in Accounting. After working for a year with an accounting firm in Charlotte, he entered University of Michigan and earned an MBA. He worked for several firms in Chicago and Atlanta before turning to teaching on the college level. He retired from teaching about 1995 to spend full time raising his sons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, in 1989, his father in 1973, and his mother in 1993.
Mr. Jones is survived by his sons, Troy III, Erick, and Andrew; and his brother, Judson and his wife, Camille.
His cremated remains will be laid to rest in Huntsville, AL, beside his wife's with a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Duke University or the person's favorite charity.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Jones family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com
Published in The News & Observer on July 6, 2014