Emory Jones
FUNERAL HOME
Robinson Downtown Funeral Home
305 W Main St
Easley, SC

DACUSVILLE — Mr. Emory Valentine Jones, 80, husband of Joy Connelly Jones, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, September 27, 2021.

Born in Travelers Rest, a son of the late Henry Z. Jones and the late Kathleen Pruitt Jones, Emory was a graduate of Clemson University where he received his Master's Degree in Horticulture. He retired from Clemson University Extension Services where he served as Extension Director for Pickens, Oconee and Greenville Counties. Emory was a longtime faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and teacher of the John Tollison Sunday School Class.

Emory was a man of faith who dearly loved his family, friends and farming. He loved all people and his greatest joy was helping others. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 60 years, are his two sons, Anthony Emory Jones and his wife, Anna Rosa Rebecca Jones, and Joel Henry Jones and his wife, Amanda Boyter Jones, both of Dacusville; his daughter, Paula J. Addington and her husband, Chris Addington, of Dacusville; a brother, Joe Jones of Clemson; a sister, Nancy Freeman of Greenville; his seven grandchildren, Leah McMillan (Parker), Dustin Landreth, Garrett Landreth, Jacob Addington, Robert Jones, Kassie Jones and Sadie-Mae Jones; and his two great-grandchildren, Coast Rose McMillan and Scout Joy McMillan. In addition to his parents, Emory was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Henderson; two brothers, Zed Jones and Champ Jones; and two sisters, Rachel Gault and Martha Garrett.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, 2021 at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Escort of Honor was the John Tollison Sunday School Class.

The family received friends on Friday at the church, prior to the service.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Church Children's Project, 201 Thomas Mill Road, Easley, SC 29640 or lifehousechildrensproject.org; Pickens County Meals on Wheels, 349 Edgemont Avenue, Liberty, SC 29657 or pcmow.org; or to Cross Roads Baptist Church Love and Care, 160 Cross Roads Church Road, Easley, SC 29640.

Visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory-Downtown, Easley.


Published by The Sentinel-Progress from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2021.
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Cross Roads Baptist Church
160 Cross Roads Church Road, Easley, SC
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Cross Roads Baptist Church
160 Cross Roads Church Road, Easley, SC
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Mrs. Jones & Family You all have suffered such a great loss and my heart is so heavy for each of you. Emory always had a smile and a kind word to say each time I saw him. Mrs. Jones, I think you know that Vance considers you his family and we both have such a great respect for the example that you set.
Lisa Wyatt
October 11, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Emory's passing. We worked closely together when Emory was an Extension Specialist in the Clemson Horticulture department. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Don Ham
Coworker
October 1, 2021
So sorry for y'all loss. Thoughts and prayers to each of you. Pray our Lord will give some comfort and understanding during this difficult time.
Gerald Owens
Friend
October 1, 2021
It was a great honor and privilege to get to cross paths with Emory in this journey of life. He is loved by everyone for his dedicated faith in God and the the kindness he gave to all. My condolences go out to the family. Alike Jerry, I am deeply sorry that I cannot make it to the memorial either due to having covid. You are in my prayers. Once we are well.... If you need us for anything just call us. RIP Emory, you will be missed.
Trish Shackelford
Friend
October 1, 2021
He will be greatly missed. Everytime I went up the road I would look for him. He was a great friend. Always put a smile on everyone's face. Will be praying for the family. Will not be able to make it to the funeral due to covid.
Jerry Gentry
Friend
October 1, 2021
Joy, Tony, Paula, Joel We were saddened to hear of Emorys' passing. He was a good friend to me and a favorite of my dads. I don't think i ever met him out somewhere that i didn't feel better for seeing him. His ready smile and friendly nature will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Rest in peace Emory your earthly race is done. Love to all the family. Ken and Jean Raines
Ken and Jean Raines
September 30, 2021
Joy, Craig and I are so sorry to learn of Emory's passing! We will be out of town the day of his funeral, but will be keeping you and your family in our prayers! He was one of our favorite Dacusville friends! He was always very kind to NB and Betty! We share your loss! Craig and Donna Williams
Craig Williams
Family Friend
September 30, 2021
Joy and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Emory and his sweet smile.
Hovey and Frances Anders
Friend
September 30, 2021
I had the privilege of working at the Oconee office and getting to know Emory. He was a dear friend of my parents and I was thrilled to have him as my county director. Emory was a true southern gentleman. I never heard him complain or say anything negative. He spoke so fondly of Joy and his children. I know that as a man of faith he is with his savior. Emory's shoes will not be filled but our memories of this fine man will continue to fill our hearts. My condolences to all the Jones family.
Betty Palmer
Coworker
September 30, 2021
I was so sorry when you called me Joy. Emory and I had a long friendship working at Clemson Extension Service. I considered Emory to be the very best County Extension Agent I worked with over the years. Later he was actually my supervisor which wasn't a problem because I knew Emory to be honest and fair. When Emory told me he was retiring and I replied I am too if you are retiring and I did !! Emory loved his family and spoke of you often. Martha and I are praying for all of you. You have lost a family member and we have lost a dear friend. Love Martha and Jack Ruff
Jack Ruff
Friend
September 30, 2021
Emory will be missed by so many . He was always there with a smile that made me feel welcome and never did I feel my questions about my lone peach tree were dumb. He was such a friend to so many. I am sure he is smiling now, as he works in God's farms in Paradise.
Jeanne Marett (Hiott)
September 30, 2021
Joy, Tony, Paula, Joel, and family: I am so sad to hear of Emory's passing. He was a truly wonderful man and will missed by so many. Joy--You and Emory shared such a special friendship with Mama and Daddy. I know I speak for Mama when I say, "Thank you for that friendship and the joy and fun it brought to you all!" You are all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynn Rich Kunkle
Friend
September 30, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Emory's passing. I always enjoyed working with him during my years in Extension. He was a true gentleman in all respects. My prayers are with Joy and the family.
Clyde Gorsuch
Coworker
September 30, 2021
I love you, Emory! I will miss seeing you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life. For advice and acts of love you have given me through the years. And for always making me feel like I was worth talking to. I'll always remember your smile when you saw me and your wonderful hugs.
Forever my love, Judy Finley Williams
Judy Finley Williams
Friend
September 29, 2021
May the Perfect Things of Jesus Christ be yours during this difficult time. Prayers for your family.
Melanie Davis
Friend
September 29, 2021
Joy, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Vickie Jameson
Family Friend
September 29, 2021
Jones family my heart goes out to you all at this time. Emory was a great friend to me and a wonderful man in my life. I'm proud that I had the opportunity to call him my friend. God bless each of you during this time.
Dwayne Trotter
Friend
September 29, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers go out all family and friends of Mr. Jones. The positive impact of Mr. Jones will live on in his children and those touched by his good deeds. May perpetual light shine upon him.
Chris Weber
Friend
September 29, 2021
Prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Jones. May Gods peace and the Spirits comfort overwhelm you during these days. God does all things well and He is faithful! To God be the glory in all things.
Toby Humphries
Friend
September 29, 2021
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