Baxter E. “Buddy” Jones, 90


Baxter E. “Buddy” Jones, 90, of Jacksonville, went to
Heaven Thursday, October 1, 2015. He was born February 14, 1925 in
Leaksville-Spray, NC, as 1 of 8 children to the late William & Florence
(Edwards) Jones. Buddy is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Bert
Kennedy Jones; sister, Iva Lee Green, brothers, Bo and Paul Jones. Buddy
was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandpa. He was a
member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church for 40 years. Buddy was a
veteran of WW II and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. He
was a Shriner with the Morocco Shrine Temple and a member of the Solomon
Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his children, Bunny Jones Peacock
(Verlin), Gail Jones Hurst (Frank), Alan Jones (Lynn); sisters, Novelyn
Volkmann (Ted), Elizabeth Varner (Carl), Mary Prevatte (Gene), Shirley
Buzz (Carl), and Betty Jo Cox (Jack); niece, Donna Smiley Fountain
(Reece); 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; numerous other
relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 7
at 12pm at North Jacksonville Baptist Church, 8531 North Main Street, with
Rev. Chris Coram officiating. Interment with military honors will follow
in Jacksonville National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on
Wednesday beginning at 11am at the church. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under
the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.