Ronald Jones, 72, passed from this life on Monday evening in his Greeneville home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He is the son of the late Casey H. and Kathleen Jones of Erwin. He was employed by Eastman Kodak/Kingsport for over 20 years. He was founder and owner of RPC Specialty Coatings. He served on the board of Directors for Holston Home for Children, which was dear to his heart. He was a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Club, the NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation), establishing the Volunteer Long beards Chapter in Greene County. He enjoyed the outdoors, farming, fishing, and hunting. His biggest enjoyments were collecting old cars, tractors, implements, and spending time with his family, friends, and especially his hunting buddies in South Dakota.
Ron leaves behind his wife of 38 years: Donna C. Jones; daughter and son-in-law: Angela and Joseph Byers; three grandchildren: Amanda and Isaac Tweed, Rebecca Britt, and Nathan Britt; two great-grandchildren: Gabriel and Adah Tweed; his brother and his wife: Leon and Pat Jones; niece and husband: Cathy and Ed Griffith; nephews: Harold and William Jones; along with a host of cousins.
The family will receive friends at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home from 1 – 3 and 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, August 12th. The funeral service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. in the Doughty-Stevens Chapel with the Rev. David Green and Rev. Charles Hutchins officiating. Private burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Orgil Bible, Joseph Byers, Bill Collins, Peter Dority, Ryan Newman, Bert Smith, Mike Tipton, and Larry Waddell.