Terry Nelson Jones, 72, of Greeneville, TN (formerly of Leesburg, VA) passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at his home in Lost Mountain.
Terry was born December 19, 1945, in Bristol, Virginia and raised on the Tennessee side. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Joy Jones, daughter Shannon Jones, son-in-law Paul Williams and sister Chris Jones. He was predeceased by his father Withrow E. Jones, mother Cleo Adeline Brown and brother Withrow E. Jones, Jr.
Terry graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1964 where many knew him as Arizona. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army, work for Bassett’s Dairy, and later joined the Virginia State Police where he served as Trooper and Special Agent retiring in 1995. He was also a proud Master Mason.
Whether serving as President of the Catoctin Elementary School PTA in Leesburg, Virginia or the Treasurer of The Lost Mountain Community Center in Tennessee, Terry was always involved in the communities where he lived.
Terry was an avid traveler. He and Joy transversed the U.S. while living full time in their RV. He loved his trips to Europe, China, Russia, and even Berlin when the wall came down. Well known for his deep booming voice, dry sense of humor and his classic quips, you could always find him with some new technology or gadget in his hand enjoying a cup of coffee and Little Debbie’s surrounded by the cats and dogs he loved or at the casino.
There will be a celebration of life for Terry, the loving Dad, supportive Husband and caring Son, Brother, and Friend at Tuscarora Mill’s Log Cabin Room (203 Harrison St, Leesburg) on Saturday, January 5 from 2 to 5 pm.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to a Terry Jones Celebration Fund at:www.GoFundMe.com/Terry-Jones-Celebration-Fund
As Dad would always say, “Keep it between the ditches.”