Cordell Jones

Obituary of Cordell Jones

CORDELL JONES, JR., age 81 of Nashville and formerly of Lafayette passed away September 25, 2011 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services for Cordell Jones, Jr. were conducted on Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Tommy Ferguson officiating. Christopher West, Randy Ammons, Carl Bateman, Lee Campbell, James Crague, Timmy Crague, Johnnie Crague, and Daniel Meador served as pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Goad Cemetery. Cordell Jones, Jr. was born on December 25, 1929 in Woodburn in Simpson County, Kentucky to Cordell Jones and Stella White Jones. He was one of five siblings born to this union. He married his sweetheart the former Mary Evell Dickens on December 28, 1950, sharing fifty-three wonderful years together and raising three children. Mary preceded Cordell in death on December 29, 2003. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by; three brothers, George Ray Jones, Fred Glen Jones, and Henry Dee Jones, and one sister, Clara Opal Jones. Cordell was an employee for Container Corporation of America in Nashville, Tennessee for thirty years as a machine operator, before retiring. He spent a lot of time tinkering in his woodshop, repairing pallets for resale. Being outside cutting fire wood for the winter was something he enjoyed, also. Cordell was an avid fan of World Wrestling Federation, he loved sitting back in his recliner watching his favorite wrestlers preform. As a young boy the Lord saved his soul and he joined New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a member. He was a caring and loving husband, father, and grandfather. The family meant everything to Cordell. He will be greatly missed, but our loss is Heaven's gain. Cordell is survived by; Daughters, Deborah Dianne (Lee) Plant of Hartsville, TN, and Peggy Delores (Perry) Crague of Hendersonville, TN, Son, Danny Jerome Jones of Nashville, TN, Grandchildren, Christopher Brian West, Randall Ryan Ammons both of Hartsville, TN, Bridget Elaine (Lee) Campbell of Goodlettsville, TN, Angela Marie ( Carl Bateman) Crague of Gallatin, TN, and James Wayne Crague of Hendersonville, TN, Great Grandchildren, Terri Diane Rose West, Bailey Chase Bateman, and Caroline Elise Campbell. Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. (615)666-2189 or