Ernest L. Jones
Posted By Sparta Live | August 29, 2002 12:00 am
Ernest L. Jones, 78, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 26, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Jones was born July 19, 1924, in Wilson County, to Sheily and Ova Traywick Jones.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 99. Jones was a mechanic and owner of Ernie’s Gulf.
Jones was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Orville Jones; two brothers, Robert Jones and Ben Jones; and two sisters, Euna Fisher and Ollie Woodley.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Anita Jones of Cookeville; one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Cecil Phillips of Cookeville;
one brother, Claude Jones of Knoxville; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Jones, Ashley Jones, Ernie Jones, Bobby Sykes and Billy Sykes.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Aug. 28, 2002, at Whitson Funeral Home with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Full military honors were conducted.
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville was in charge of arrangements.