James Jones Jr.

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  • "Those who had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy as I have for..."
    - Gordon R. Vinson
  • "Mr. Jones was such a prominent and respected man in the..."
    - Pam and Bill Mitchell
  • "Aunt Nancy, Bradley and Bentley: I love you all and my..."
    - Mona Dayhoff
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    - Jerry Lyons
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC

JONES, JR., James James Jimmie Emerson Jones, Jr., 72, husband of Nancy Stuhr Jones, died Friday, March 07, 2008 at his residence. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late James E. Jones, Sr., and Elizabeth Bradley Jones Bentley. Mr. Jones was self-employed in the commercial real estate and development business for many years in Greenville and formerly an independent land man in oil in Midland, TX from 1961 to 1967. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as chairman of the Day School Committee, Church Council, usher, Communion Minister for shut-ins, and Lay assistant. He was a 1954 graduate of Greenville High and a 1958 graduate of The Citadel and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He attended Stetson University College of Law. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from The Citadel. He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Jim Hodges. An Emeritus member of The Citadel Board of Visitors, he was a member for 18 years, serving as its chairman from 1992 97. He was a life member of the Greenville Technical College Foundation Board where he was chairman in 1999, served two terms on the Goodwill Board, and was a member of the AAA Carolinas Board where he was chairman in 2006. A lifelong member of the YMCA, he served on the Cleveland Street and Metropolitan YMCA Boards and as chair of the Camp Greenville Board. Mr. Jones was a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class II, past president of the North Greenville Rotary Club, past president of Goodwill Industries of Upper South Carolina, and Chairman of the Board of Adjustments for the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Planning Commission. He was also a member of the Poinsett Club. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Bradley Jones Mitchell and husband Robert of Irmo; a son, James Bentley Jones and wife Sidney Breazeale Jones of Charleston; and grandchildren, Price, Brad and Justin Mitchell. He was predeceased by a sister, Bradley Jones Sams. Memorials may be made to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409 and designated to the James E. Jones, Jr. Scholarship; or Trinity Lutheran Church Capitol Campaign, 421 N Main St., Greenville, SC 29601 or the , 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. Visitation will be held Monday, March 10, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at THOMAS MCAFEE FUNERAL HOME, Downtown Greenville. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The family will be at the residence. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
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