February 17, 1960 ~ December 8, 2022 (62 Years)
A Time to be Born: Walter Jones (Wal-lee), the ninth of fourteen children, was born on February 17, 1960, in Whiteville, Tennessee to the late Kary and Mae Jane Jones.
A Time to Learn: Walter attended the Hardeman County Schools of Bethlehem, Allen White, and Whiteville Elementary, Bolivar Junior High, and Bolivar Central High where he was a proud member of the graduating class of 1979. From 7th to 10th grade, Walter played as a shooting guard on the basketball team. In addition to his primary education, he attended Tennessee State University and majored in agriculture and computer science.
A Time to Worship: Walter professed his belief in Christ at an early age and joined Bartlett Chapel C.M.E. Church.
A Time to Serve: Walter, served in the United States Army from 1979 until 1992 where he obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. His military occupations included 54B30 CHEMICAL OPERATION SPECIALIST, 77W30 WATER TREATMENT SPECIALIST, and SMOKE OPERATOR SPECIALIST. He was a Gulf War Era Soldier whose overseas duty included serving in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. His accomplishments in the military included earning: The Southwest Asia Service Medal, Bronze Service Star (Awarded twice), Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Third Oak Leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal (Awarded twice), National Defense Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon #2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon #2, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the driver and Mechanic Badge (With Driver W-bar).
A Time to Parent: Walter was a dedicated, caring father and grandfather to his three boys, one daughter, and two grandsons, respectively. With his dedication and care Walter made sure that his children were educated in some of the best schools in Nashville and Georgia.
A Time to Transition: On December 8, 2022, God called Walter to his heavenly home at 5:00 a.m. from the Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital, Midtown Campus in Columbus, Georgia.
His funeral service was held on Saturday December 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Dixie Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Woods in charge. Burial was in the West Tennessee Veterans cemetery in Memphis, Tn and Dixie Funeral Home www.dixiefuneralhome.com was in charge of the professional service.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Kary and Mae Jane Jones, and three siblings, Joe Louis Jones, Lois Jones, and Barbara Ruth Morment.
Walter is survived by and leaves to cherish his memories, three sons: Joshua Jones, Brandon Jones, and Walter Jones, Jr., one daughter, Ivana Lewis, and their mother, Tawanda Lewis, two grandsons, Marcus Scott and Marquis Scott of Columbus, GA; siblings: Kay C. Jones Jackson, TN, Mary Elizabeth Davis Columbus, OH, James Jones Oklahoma City, OK, Delois Jones Whiteville, TN, Juanita Jones Robertson Whiteville, TN, Pearly Jones Nashville, TN, George Jones Memphis, TN, Robert Jones Caruthersville, MO, Timothy Jones Nashville TN, Daniel (Gail) Jones Whiteville, TN, Merlene (Barry) Barlow Nashville, TN, Brenda Jones Southfield, MI, Dulvet (Leo) Allen Chicago, IL, Janice (Tommy) Turner Whiteville, TN, Larry Taylor Laconia TN, and Jerry Cannon St. Louis, MO, a special aunt, Pearline Jones Cape Girardeau, MO, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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