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.
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