John P. Jones, Jr.

John Paul Jones, Jr. of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Sunday, August 6, 2017. He was born on August 12, 1961 to Reverend John Paul and Almeta Jones, Sr. in Chattanooga, TN. Paul was a graduate of West High School, class of 1979. He attended Tennessee Technical University, where he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He also attended Pellissippi State Community College where he graduated with an Associate’s degree in 2016. Paul served his country proudly and with honor in 1990 during the Gulf War, as a member of the Air Force National Guard. As a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Paul was a dedicated choir member. He served on the Building Committee for the new sanctuary and Family Center, along with the Finance Committee, Trustee Board, and headed the new Audio/Visual Committee, as well as other various other roles within the church. Paul was a Jack of all Trades, an avid Sci-fi fan, and interested in all things tech. For 28 years, Paul was employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Systems Integrator. He was a member of several national award winning engineering teams. He leaves to mourn his passing, devoted wife Carmen Jones; son, John Paul Jones, III; parents, Reverend John Paul and Almeta Jones, Sr. of Jackson, TN; sister, Valetta (Patrick) Easley of Dallas, TX; nephews, Christopher and Patrick John (P.J.) Easley of Dallas, TX; in-laws, James and Waneta Long; sister-in-law, Kimberly Long of Charlotte, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Special thanks to our devoted friend, Reverend JoAnn and Richard Hackler. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with the funeral to follow at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Avenue, with Reverend Leroy Franklin officiating. His remains will lie-in-state at the church on Saturday from 12 noon until the funeral hour and Friday after 11:00 AM at the funeral home. The final resting place will be East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 East Gov. John Sevier Highway, on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM with military honors.  A white dove release will conclude the services.


7 Responses to “John P. Jones, Jr.”

  1. Chris Davis says:

    He was a good man and it was a pleasure to know and work with him. He will be missed. Praying for the family during this time of grief.

  2. My heart was just broken when I heard the news. ALWAYS such a sweetheart in school and hilarious too! NMyPrayers…..

  3. Vj Ewing says:

    My heart goes out to you. He was a wonderful man, as anyone who ever met him knew. We are all diminished by his passing.

  4. Bruce & Jackie Becker says:

    To Carmen & family. GOD will comfort you & keep you as you go through your grieving process. I thank God for the opportunity of getting to know him. You are in our prayers.

  5. Bruce & Jackie Becker says:

    To Carmen & family. I thank God for allowing us the privilege of knowing John Paul & spending time with him. You are in our prayers. God will comfort you, be with you and strengthen you as you go through your grieving processs.

  6. Margaret Keener Williamson says:

    Dear Carmen and Family,

    I first met John Paul in elementary school – Fort Sanders – and we went all through school together. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts are with you. I saw a notice of his passing on some West High graduate pages and I know those fond memories they shared would make you very proud. I can’t think of a more wonderful person to have grown up with.

  7. Sheila Luke says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you & your family with peace & understanding during this difficult time. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Sheila Luke

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