RIVER BEND - Temple Jones, 77, of 404 Plantation Drive, River Bend, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at the CarolinaEast Medical Center.
A member and culinary committee member of Rio Grande Missionary Baptist Church, Jones was a professional boxer and employed as a long distance truck driver for North American Van Lines over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jones of the home; two sons, Kyle Jones of Charlotte and Robert McDaniels of Miami, Fla.; three daughters, Lisa Jones of Englewood, N. J., Terri Cheeks of Haines City, Fla. and Rosalyn Davis of Somerset, N. J.; four brothers, Lewis Jones of Halifax, Va., James Jones of Philadelphia; George Jones of Blairs, Va. and Leroy Jones of Newton Grove; two sisters, Ruby Willimas of Duluth, Ga. and Catherine Stevens of Halifax, Va.; and seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild
Electronic condolences may be sent to riversmorgan.com
Viewing will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., 701 West Street, New Bern.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at 11 a.m. at Rio Grande Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Marcus D. Miller officiating. Burial follows in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.