Donald Earl Jones, 86, of Hoge Ave. Pembroke, departed this life Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Born in Pembroke on January 11, 1932, he was a son of the late George Riley and Maggie Pauline Bauman Jones. He was a member of The Pembroke Christian Church, a retired welder at Chemical Lime at Kimballton, a veteran of the US Army, and a graduate of Pembroke High School (Corncutters) class of 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters Doug Jones, Lynn Jones, Harry Jones, Juanita Albert, Lawrence Jones, Leo Jones, Beulah Anderson, Pauline Bowles, Kyle Jones, Mary Lois Shrader, and Frances Ramsey.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 57 years Leatha Thornhill Jones; his son Ronald Earl Jones (Sharon) of Pembroke; his daughters Deborah Lynn Reed (Tony) of Pearisburg and Lisa Gail Green (David) of Peterstown, WV; his grandchildren Tyler Jones, Lukas Reed, Lauren Reed, Adam Green, Jacob Green; and his brother G R Jones of Salem.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, with Pastors Shahn Wilburn and Eddie Kendall officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services. Graveside services with military honors by local VFW and American Legion Posts and Army National Guard, Wednesday morning at 11:00 am in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.