Grant Jones

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Dr. Grant L. Jones, 94, of Johnson City, TN, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
Dr. Jones received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carson Newman College in 1943, Bachelor of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary in 1949, Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary in 1973 and Doctor of Divinity from Carson Newman College in 1976. Dr. Jones was a Southern Baptist Minister faithfully serving the Lord for 65 years, pastoring many churches in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was recognized for his leadership in the Tennessee Baptist Convention, serving as president and on numerous boards and committees.
He was a member and former pastor of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Pauline Jones and a sister, Iva Hume.
Survivors include one son, Dr. David Jones and wife Kay of Johnson City, TN; one daughter, Mary Holt and husband Randy Muskogee of OK; one brother, Asa Jones of Florida; three grandsons, Jason Jones, Joshua Jones and Benjamin Jones; two step-grandchildren, Douglas Sparks and Becky Keplinger; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Colonial Hill Retirement Center and Broadmore Senior Living for their excellent care and compassion in assisting Dr. Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery.
Visitation begins after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the funeral home.
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Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home
208 West Water Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-4151
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Published in The Larue County Herald News on Oct. 26, 2016