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Jerry G. Jones

March 9, 1955 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 64)


Jerry Gideon Jones, age 64, of Rutherfordton, NC died Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, after a sudden illness.

Jerry was born on March 9, 1955 in Rutherford County, NC.  He was a 1974 graduate of RS Central High School.

Jerry was the son of the late Gideon Price Jones of Spindale, NC.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother Selma Bright Jones of Spindale, NC, his wife of 38 years Debra Matheny Jones and daughter Allison Jones of the home, son Nicholas (Nick) Jones and wife Maggie Mason Jones of Forest City, NC,  two grandsons Jacob and Eli Jones , that he loved with all his heart, one sister, Cynthia Jones of Spindale, NC, and brother-in-law Wayne Matheny and Wife Tammy Head Matheny of Forest City, NC.

Jerry worked with several manufacturers in Rutherford County, last employed by Mastercraft Corp in Spindale, for over 30 years.

After working with Mastercraft, Jerry enjoyed spending time with his grandsons.  Going to Karate with Jacob, and Eli’s soccer games.  Jerry was always proud of their many activities and what they accomplished.

Jerry enjoyed going to annual car shows, drag racing, motor sports, and the Atlanta Braves.

The family will be Receiving Friends at Padgett and King Mortuary in Forest City, NC on Monday, November 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC, conducted by Rev. Lisa Moore and Rev. Ron Setzer.   Interment  will follow in the Church Cemetery.  The family is at the home of his son, Nick Jones, Clay Street, Forest City.

Donations may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church General Fund, PO Box 880, Forest City, NC  28043.

The Padgett and King Mortuary of Forest City, NC  has been entrusted with arrangements and an online guest registry is available at

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