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Mike Jones

Mike Jones, age 71, Erwin, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at
the Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Sam
Jones, Jr. and Hazel Horton Jones. Mike had lived most of his life in
Unicoi County.
Mike honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, where
he received The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
and Combat Infantryman Badge. He retired from Eastman Chemical
where he had worked for forty years.
Mike was a Christian and attended Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Tennessee Bear
Hunters Association. He enjoyed bear and coon hunting, including his
hunting trips to Canada. Mike also enjoyed raising and riding horses,
camping, farming, gardening and especially bee keeping. He loved
attending and watching his grandchildren play ball.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew,
Benny English.
Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of forty-eight years,
Melissa Jones; two daughters: Misty Peterson and husband, Michael,
Heidi Casey and husband, Robbie; one sister, Linda Plemons and
husband, Don; seven grandchildren: Derrick Peterson, Tashina Phillips,
Gavin Casey, Bryson Peterson, Gage Casey, Brock Peterson, and Cade
Peterson; one great grandson, Pike Phillips; several nieces, nephews,
hunting buddies, and friends also survive.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Friday, January 22,
2021 at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow
at 6:00 PM with Rev. Noah Taylor officiating. Pallbearers will be
Derrick Peterson, Gavin Casey, Bryson Peterson, Gage Casey, Brock
Peterson, Cade Peterson, Trevor Shelton, Jeremy Tittle. Honorary
pallbearers will be Butch Allen, Tony Tittle, Donald Simerly, Don
Plemons, Wayne Williams, Clyde Hensley, and Greg Wilson.
Committal service will be held at 12:30 PM Saturday, January 23, 2021
at the Jones Cemetery. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we request that all who attend the
services wear a mask or face covering and observe all social
distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of
Mike Jones to Evergreen FWB Church, 910 Hoback Street, Erwin, TN

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the
Jones family at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to
serve the Jones family. (423) 743-1380.