Joseph “Joe” Hollis Jones, 86, of McDowell, VA passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his home. He was born December 4, 1930 in Morgantown, WV a son of the late Richard Garland and Kathryn Marie (Hollis) Jones.
The “original” Joseph Hollis Jones was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV and continued on to receive an Electrical Engineering Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served a Pacific tour in the early 1950’s. Joe owned Southern Industrial Marketers in Beckley, WV for decades.
A third generation member of West Virginia/Big Spring Hunt Club, he was also an active member in the Stonewall Ruritan Club and former president of Electrical Apparatus Service Association, West Virginia Chapter.
Joe was baptized and raised in the Catholic Church, and most recently attended McDowell Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered as a kind and loving father, great provider, and a life teacher, who enjoyed reading, history, carving and hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Drinnon Jones and his sister, Frances Upton.
Surviving family members include his children, Nancy Flowers and husband, Bill of Lexington, SC, Richard Jones of Englewood, CO, Susan Thomas of Staunton, and J. Hollis Jones, Jr. and wife, Terri of Staunton; mother of his children, Elizabeth Sue (Henley) Jones of Beckley, WV; grandchildren, Paul, John and Mark Flowers, Betsy Howie, Holly Short, Ashley Thomas, Jessica, Dayle and Emily Jones; great-grandchildren, Sam, Mark, Ellie and Mattie Joy Flowers; as well as his sisters, Mary Ardeth Hoffman of Butler, PA and Kathryn Kay of Charleston, WV. A great number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017 in McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery with the Rev. Beth Pyles officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery on the Hill, c/o Shannon Maloy, 1982 Bullpasture River Road, McDowell, VA 24458.
McDowell Presbyterian Cemetery on the Hill c/o Shannon Maloy
1982 Bullpasture River Road, McDowell VA 24458