NEW BERN -- Temple Jones, 77, of New Bern died Dec. 24, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30 at Rio Grande Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcus D. Miller officiating. Interment follows at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.
He was a professional boxer, long distance truck driver and member of Rio Grande Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jones of the home; sons, Kyle Jones of Charlotte, Robert McDaniels of Miami; daughters, Lisa Jones of Englewood, N.J., Terri Cheeks of Haines City, Fla., Rosalyn Davis of Somerset, N.J.; brothers, Lewis Jones of Halifax, Va., James Jones of Philadelphia, George Jones of Blairs, Va., Leroy Jones of Newton Grove; sisters, Ruby Willimas of Duluth, Ga., Catherine Stevens of Halifax, Va.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.
Condolences may be left at riversmorgan.com.