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Benny Mervin Jones

December 11, 1958 ~ October 24, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Obituary

Benny Mervin Jones, age 63, of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loved ones, on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Born in Woodbury, Tennessee, on December 11, 1958, to the late Gerald and Gladys “Ma” Jones, Benny devoted his life to being a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and community servant. Benny never met a stranger, was always willing to help others and fiercely protected his wife, “Ms. Dowe” and his family. He was an excellent storyteller and enjoyed putting a smile on the faces of others.  Benny was the current, thirty-year, owner, operator for Benny Jones and Associates, of Manchester, providing expert Commercial Refrigeration and project managing services all over the world. He was also co- owner of The Ice House, which is a branch of Benny Jones and Associates. He is the former owner operator of J & L Trucking Company. Benny has attended First United Methodist Church of Manchester for the last forty-two years; Member of Masonic Lodge #214, earning his thirty-second degree; Member of York and Scottish Rights, and member of the Al Menah Shriners Organization of Nashville; a founding member of The Sportsman’s and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization for over thirty six years; member of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration for thirty years; a current Coffee County Sheriffs Department Reserve Deputy; current board member, appointed by Governor Bill Lee,  of the Tennessee State Contractor Licensing Board; active member of the Republican Party on a state, local and national level; and the newly elected Coffee County Commissioner, representing District 1. Benny had a passion for citizen brand (CB) and amateur radios, having his own HAM. He was a member of numerous radio and weather watcher clubs. Benny lived by his life motto of, “Always Be Prepared,” and taught his family on the importance of stocking supplies and taking care of each other and those around them. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling, especially to the mountains or the beach. He was a kind and generous man, and always looked to lend a helping hand to those in need. Benny will surely be missed by his loving family, friends and the Coffee County Community.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers, Linn Jones, Dwight Jones, Edsel Jones, Stanley Jones and Dennis Jones; and best friend and beloved dog, “Muddy B. Jones.”

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of forty two and a half years, Dowe “Ms. Dowe” Jones; two sons, Marlin “Greg” (Jessica) Jones and Mervin “Grant” (Abby) Jones; two daughters, Nicole Carter-West (Chris West) and Holly Jones (Kirt Gray); one brother, Marlin Jones (Michelle Cantrell); two sisters, Brenda (Billy) Vaughn and Jan (James) Cossey; nine grandchildren, Addison Benjamin Carter, Chandlar Carter, Luke Keele, Samuel Cash Jones, Holli Sloane Jones, Marlee Limbaugh, Riley Limbaugh, Benjamin Gregory Lee Jones and Brayden Gray; beloved cousin with “sister-status” Maxine Rogers; special sister in law, Shirley Jones; several special nieces and nephews; and beloved dog and longtime companion, “Bentley Eugene”.

Visitation will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 4-8PM.

Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church of Manchester, on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 2 PM, with Rev. Stephen Lee officiating.

Interment to immediately follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Manchester Christian Learning Center, Compassus Hospice of Tullahoma or St. Judes Childrens Hospital by visiting www.stjudes.org or by calling 800-608-3023.

The Jones Family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to: Special Friend and Caregiver, Melinda Luna, Compassus Hospice of Tullahoma and its staff and Dr. Jay Trussler.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to be assisting the Benny Jones Family with the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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