Earl Lewis Jones

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  • - Regina McCurry
  • "I remember Earl so well! My Daddy (Skip Hicks) and Earl..."
    - Darla Hicks Hudson
  • "He was a very kind man so sorry for your loss he always ask..."
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    - Karen Tatum
  • " Earl Jones has been my best, and only true friend for..."
    - Wayne Cser

Funeral service for Mr. Earl Lewis Jones, 71, will be Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. at K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel, with Pastor Jesse Barksdale officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Monger Cemetery. Mr. Jones died on November 5, 2016 at Anniston RMC. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jones; two daughters, Lisa Jones and Angela Jones; four grandchildren, Amber Clay, Joshua Mickler, Dustin McWhorter and Tori Brunson; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Selman and Harper Selman; his nieces, Tina, Vicki, Lori, Kellie, Jan, Tara, Sandy, Pam, Kim, Melinda, Donna and Bonnie; his nephews, Wesley, Randy, Butch, Ronald and Terry; and his siblings, Ruth Snider, Emma (Edwin) Allsup, Evelyn Lloyd, Betty (Floyd) Clay, Jackie (Lance) Rankin, James (Betty) Jones and Edgar (Martha) Jones. Pallbearers will be Blake Almaroad, Greg Almaroad, Kenny Clay, Tommy Clay, Wayne Cser and Kevin Woods. Mr. Jones was a member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church. He raced at Talladega Short Track and Raceway Park over a three decade period. First he was a champion stock car driver and then he was a champion go-kart driver. His wife, Dorothy was his number one fan. It didn't take much time spent with Earl for you to realize his love for racing. You could walk into his home and the Speed channel resonated through every room, or you could take a look through his garage where his scores of trophies rested. Some of them were over six feet tall. Never afraid of working, he sometimes worked three jobs. His main work was as a Bridge Foreman at the Calhoun County Road Dept. He started work there at 18 and finally retired after 52 years of service. In those 52 years, he only missed five days after having heart surgery. On his first day back, he was running a jack hammer. He was one of the toughest men to walk the earth. Once he seared a hole in his eardrum with a torch. Refusing to go to the hospital, he never complained or asked for help. He never asked anyone to do a job he wouldn't do himself. In his spare time he loved to take rides in his pick up truck, sometimes spending hours trying to get lost just so he could find his way home again. Some of those hours were spent on his way to Tuscaloosa, to visit his grandson. Every Friday for eight years, he came just for a steak dinner, and maybe a Corona with lime. He was an avid golfer, earning a gold putter after a hole-in-one at Stoney Brook golf course. Earl never met a stranger or a person he wouldn't help. Sometimes he spent hours shedding blood and sweat, for just a smile and a thank you in return. He showed this attribute by restoring and continuing care for the very cemetery in which he will be interred. He spent countless hours cutting, mowing, digging and constructing Monger Cemetery to make it a respectful and peaceful place for himself and those before and after him to rest. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Stonewall Jackson Jones and Elizabeth Jones, and his siblings, Jenny Jones, Dorothy Wills and Linda Jones. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 8, 2016
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