Wilber Forrest Jones, Jr., 73, passed away January 21, 2019, in Mobile, Alabama. He was a native and resident of Jackson, Alabama.
Growing up, Wilber worked at the family grocery store, Jones Grocery. He was a 1963 graduate of Jackson High School and served in the United States National Guard. He was hired at Allied (then Boise, now PCA). Wilber retired after many years as the crew leader on the recovery boiler.
Wilber loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting. He especially liked coon hunting, turkey hunting, and bird hunting. He loved spending time on his land and at his camp, affectionately called "The Holiday Inn South." Some wonderful times were had at his gatherings there, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends. He loved to talk and make personal connections with people. Those who knew and loved him treasured his words of wisdom.
Joe (Mandy) Jones
Paula (Hoppy) Stewart
Missie (Daryl) Powell
Mary Lou Batley Jones
Close Friend & Companion of Nearly 32 yrs
McKenzie & Addison Powell
Anna Kate & Jack Jones
One Great Grandchild
Lanita (Russell) Steiner
Preceded in Death By:
Father ~ Wilber Forrest Jones, Sr.
Daughter ~ Nina Jones
Pallbearers ~ Robert Earl Barber, Byron Vice, Emory Mosley, Elwood Overstreet, Eddie Ray Welch, Bobby Powell
Honorary Pallbearers ~ The Class of 1963, Sylvester Bryant,
Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 Noon, followed by the funeral service, at Evergreen Baptist Church, Jackson, AL. Interment will be at Bethel (Jones) Cemetery, located on Delaware Road. Officiating will be Bro. John David Stewart with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.