Joseph 'Ned' Jones, age 78, of Ray Brown Road, Boone, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 12, 2022. Born March 12, 1944 in Avery County, he was a son of Chester and Ruby Richards Jones. Ned served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a faithful member of Meat Camp Baptist Church and served as both a Deacon and Trustee. Ned retired after 33 years as a service technician for Suburban Propane. A kind and gentle spirit, family was foremost and the love of his life. His kindness drew people toward him and he was always willing to step up and lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was very meticulous in anything he did, and it always had to be 'done right'. Ned was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judy Foster Jones; daughters, Kimberly Jones of Blowing Rock and Kristina Norris and husband, Scott, of Boone; one granddaughter, Hannah Grace Norris of Boone; brother, Robert Jones and wife, Linda, of Fleetwood and sister, Nell Fletcher of Blowing Rock; special brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Nancy Foster of Boone; special nephews, Mark Jones and wife, Angel, of Wilmington and Tim Jones and wife, Carol, of West Jefferson.
Ned was preceded in death by his mother and father, Chester and Ruby Jones.
Funeral services for Ned Jones will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2022 at 2 o'clock at Meat Camp Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Mike Townsend, Rev. David Clippard and Rev. Tim Jones. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 o'clock, prior to services, at the church. Military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Post #130 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Meat Camp Baptist Church, in care of Barry Greene, 527 Jack Hayes Rd., Boone, NC 28607.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jones family.