James A. Jones age 86 of Rockford, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church Rockford, where he was Choir Director and Sunday School Teacher for many years. He loved singing for the Lord. He is retired from Rockford Manufacturing. James worked on the Koellas Farm until he turned 18 then went to work in the Mill. He loved Trout Fishing with his brothers and telling stories of old times. He was loved by many and will be missed. Preceded in death by: Wife, Charlotte Jane Jones; Daughter, Barbara Susan Jones; Brothers, Ed, Bobby, and Tommy Jones; Sisters, Anna Mae Farrar and Betty Lou White; Mother & Father, Robert L. & Cora B. Jones. Survivors include: Daughter, Shelia K. Haas & husband Barry; Brother, Leland Jones (Judy); Grandchildren, Nathan Haas and Jennifer Green (Zack); Great-Grandchildren, Isaac and Isabell; Brother-in-law, Douglas White (Betty); Sister-in-law, Gladys Jones (Bobby); many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Friends may come by the funeral home on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 12:00 until 4:00 PM to pay their respects and sign the register book. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Clark’s Grove Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Jones and Rev. Doug White officiating. Thanks to the nurses from Blount Memorial Hospice for all their support and care. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Blount Memorial Hospice and Palliative Care, 1095 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, TN 37804. “He went thru One More Valley to find Joy in The Morning” Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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