Donnie Lee Jones, age 81, of Oliver Springs left his earthly home on Monday, April 11, 2022 to enter his heavenly home of eternal rest, surrounded by his loving family. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and never wavered in his faith. He was born November 8, 1940 in Clairfield, Tennessee. He was ordained on July 22, 1979 as a Deacon by New Mountain View Baptist Church where has remained a faithful member & Deacon. He retired from Y-12 Nuclear Plant in Oak Ridge after working 26 years as a carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenter Local Union No. 50. Donnie was an avid fisherman, one who enjoyed catching crappie and walleye, and having fish fries with his friends and church family. He loved the Lord, his family, his church and all children. He was a good friend to many, and a wonderful family man. He made many friends through his produce stand at Elza Gate in Oak Ridge. He also enjoyed hunting but fishing was his passion. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lewis & Cora Lee Jones; great-grandchildren, Rayleigh & Payson Smith; sister, Norma Jean Partin Popp; daughter-in-law, Maranda Jones; father-in-law, Kelly M. Lay; mother-in-law, Artie M. Lay; sister-in-law, Joan Jones; brothers-in-law, George Partin, Glen Huddleston, Al Popp, Harold Jenkins, James (Ron) Tidwell, and Jerry Lay.
Loving Wife of 60 years Charlene Jones of Oliver Springs
Daughters Kimberly Brewer & husband, Anthony of Knoxville
Donna Medley & husband, Mark of Clinton
Melissa Smith & husband, Stanley of Oak Ridge
Son Matthew Jones of Oak Ridge
Grandchildren Daniel & Velissa Smith, Ashely & Kurtis Branum, Corey Medley,
Miracle Jones, Matthew Jones II, Micaiah Jones
Great-grandchildren Cali & Kensi Smith, Kooper & Kolton Branum
Brothers Billy Ray Jones of Oliver Springs
David & Carolyn Marie Jones of Oliver Springs
Samuel & Carolyn Jones of LaFollette
Sisters Helen Huddleston of Clairfield
Ruth & Allen Powers of Clairfield
Bertha & Charles Dupree of Battle Creek, MI
Sisters-in-law Wanda Jenkins of Louisville, KY
Betty Tidwell of LaFollette
Barbra & Joseph Powell of Louisville, KY
Shirley Lay of LaFollette
A host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends
Special thanks to PCM and Amedisys Hospice for all their kindness and special care
The family will receive friends 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2022, at New Mountain View Baptist Church in Oliver Springs with funeral service following at 1:00 pm, with Rev. Daniel Metcalf and Rev. David Crowley officiating. Graveside service will follow the service at Anderson Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to New Mountain View Baptist Church, 381 Mahoney Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of all arrangements.
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