Joseph William Jones
Joe in N.C. – some memories from his brother.
Many of you knew Joe in Calif. or Fla., but not before he moved to Calif.
Our father died when I was 4 years old and Joe was 13 (almost 14). We lived in Spindale, N.C. Our older sister, Lib had moved and was married. Our older brother Johnny was 2 years older than Joe, and he later moved to Winston-Salem and married. I don’t remember a lot about those years, but our brother Sam (2 years older than me) and I were mostly living with our mother.
After graduating from High School, Joe joined the Navy. He immediately arranged for part of his pay to be sent to his mother every payday. As mother never received social security or any government help this was very helpful.
Shortly after Joe returned from the Navy we moved to Winston-Salem. My memories of Joe during my high school years were of him helping mother at times and giving me some money or presents when he would come in from long truck driving trips. I remember at least 2 times when I would tell him I liked his new shirt, and he would give it to me. He had a 1958 Ford Fairlane convertible that he let me drive. Then He took me with him to buy a new 1960 ford Thunderbird (the “badest” car I ever drove). These were the only cars I ever had to take my girlfriend, Brenda, on dates before she and I were married in 1963.
These are just a few things, but mostly whenever I needed anything, I knew Joe was always there. I’m sure our brother Sam and many others felt the same way. I’ll miss him always.
Thank you for your service ! Semper Fi
Joe: You have left a huge void in so many lives. I will cherish our times in trucking, then in Real Estate mine commercial, yours residential. Rest in peace dear friend.
Joe Jones was the true definition of Selflessness. I was truly blessed to have been included in his circle of friends/family which he made it his goal to touch the lives of others everyday.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Joe Jones was the true definition of Selflessness and I was so blessed to be included in his circle of family/friends which he made it his life goal to enlarge everyday through his acts of kindness. I will be forever touched by his selflessness.
Joe and I are saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Joe was one of a kind and the reason we became Realtors. He helped us out so much when we were new, treating us to lunch, showing us the ropes, a well of information and strategies. Very giving, he would feed the whole office of agents with his grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup or beans! Great guy- quiet sometimes and hilarious the next! Joe was always there for the older ladies at church too, driving them across country so they could visit their far away family and pick them up on his way back to CA, he was amazing! He had a huge motorcycle and one time flew through the RC parking lot at full speed!! I was so scared for him!! But he was just smiling!! Too Funny! We will remember Joe with love, smiles and knowing God with his angels were singing as they welcomed him home!!
Chris and family my heartfelt condolence goes out to you guys. As everybody has said what a great man Joe was. I had the great pleasure off staying with staying with him a few times. He was my neighbor in Fresno. We had several great motorcycle rides together he truly enjoyed riding. We will miss the poker games we had. The only problem with Joe I could never know it he was bluffing or not but I think he did but we will never know. God bless Joe as his in a great place. Hope to see him in the future. Hopefully not to soon. Chris and family I enjoyed our times together.
Jack and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will never forget Joe. Enjoyed our boat trips with him and dinners. He was a very kind man.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am the diamond glints on snow ❄️
I am the sunlight ☀️ on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumns rain ☔️
When we awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star ⭐️ that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
ALWAYS & FOREVER my dad, NEVER considered a step dad since I was a baby. He will be missed. I will always & forever love you and miss you. Your first baby girl
The landscape of our community in Cypress Falls will be forever changed with the loss of Joe. However, the fabric of the neighborhood, which Joe has helped create will live in the hearts of those who knew him forever. Thank you, Joe, for the gatherings and the boat rides to bring us together. You’ve provided wonderful friendships and memories for so many. You will be truly missed and forever appreciated. RIP and fly high, Joe!
MY MEMORIES OF JOE ARE THE MOTORCYCLE RIDES WE TOOK...THE FUN IN BRAZIL, WORKING WITH EACH OTHER FOR 30 YEARS, THE BEST GRILLED CHEEZE SANDWICHES ON THE PLANET AND JOE ALWAYS THINKING HE WAS GOING TO PICK UP THAT 30 YEAR OLD BEAUTY QUEEN IF HE BOUGHT HER DINNER
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER FRIEND LIKE JOE JONES...for over 40 years you have been the best and fun guy to be around. The most generous man I’ve ever known always doing things for others before himself! You are truly missed by the Fresno group.
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MOTORCYCLE RIDES !
Our sincere condolences to Joe’s entire family. We have fond, and mostly fun, memories of Joe! He will always be alive in our hearts and minds. We were blessed to know Joe...an honorable man who served his family, friends, and country well.
We cannot put into words how much you will be missed and how much hurt in in our hearts. Our sympathy goes out to the Family, Rest in piece my friend.
Rest Easy Joseph. Thanks for being our tour guide at Yellowstone National Park last year. You will be missed.
Prayers for healing, love and peace for your loss Danielle and family.
My deepest condolences to Danielle and family for the lose of your loved one. What a life this man lead. Prayers to all for healing , peace and love.
Joe gave us many hours of pleasure with his boat trips to various ports of call. We always had lunch and got to chat about his adventures and experiences. He generous with his time and we'll miss seeing him at Cypress Falls. Kirby and Dan
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.