The Rev. Carl V. Jones, age 97, of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Signature Health Care of Rogersville following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late, Ernest and Annie Johnson Jones. The family moved to Kingsport in 1928 from Coeburn, VA.
He retired from Tennessee Eastman Corporation after 36 years
and five months of service retiring February 1, 1979 as foreman in the refrigeration and service department.
The Rev. Jones was licensed to preach in the Methodist Church at Clintwood, VA (Big Stone Gap District) on May 10, 1950, and served various churches for 18 years in Southwest Virginia. He served five years as Dean of the Christian Training School in Scott County, VA. Rev. Jones moved to Rogersville in 1968 serving Rogersville circuit and parish. From 1988-1991 Rev. Jones served as associate minister at Ketron Memorial Church in Kingsport, returning to Rogersville parish in 1991. Rev. Jones also served at Dotson Creek Methodist Church and Otes United Methodist Church. For 54 years, the Rev. Jones served as pastor in service. He took retired status in the United Methodist Church June 13, 1983 but continued to serve. On April 1, 2003, the Rev. Jones began serving as visitation minister for Rogersville First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Wright Jones; daughter, Charlotte Anne Moore; sisters, Hazel Jones, Golda Wright and Bennie Smith; brothers, Everett Jones and Roy Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mable Vaughan Jones; son, Johnny Jones and wife, Penny of Alpharetta, GA; step-daughter, Syble Vaughan Trent of Kingsport; step-son, Doug Vaughan of Surgoinsville; grandchildren, Kimberly Mills of Dallas, TX, James Alex Moore of Savannah, GA, Sabrina Mowen and husband, Kelly of Flowery Branch, GA; great-grandsons, Zackary and Nickalas Mowen of Flowery Branch, GA; step-grandsons, Stacy and Samantha Vaughan, Brandon Vaughan and wife, Heather, Jared Bamberg; step great-grandchildren, Christopher Vaughan, Kaylee Vaughan and Ethan Vaughan.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 9, at Rogersville First United Methodist Church. A Funeral service followed at the church with Dr. Paul Humphrey and the Rev. Harry Fleenor officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 10, at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 800 Truxton Dr., Kingsport. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.broomefuneralhome.com.