Calvin Moore Jones

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Calvin Moore Jones, 86, of Pressley Rd., Asheville, died Sunday, March 11, 2012. A native of Akron, OH, he was a son of the late Herbert and Georgina Moore Jones. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Osburn Jones, who died in 1978. Mr. Jones was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during WWII and Korea. He was a manager of Babe Maloy Drive-In in Asheville. Mr. Jones had 3500 volunteer hours at the V.A. Hospital. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Waldrup and husband Bert of Skyland; a son, Thomas Herbert Jones of Asheville; companion of 33 years, Alice Lanning and her daughter, Diane Borkowski; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Pisgah View Memorial Park, with Christian Jones, grandson, officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park, with the Military Honors provided by the Buncombe Co. Veteran's Council. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave.

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  1. Death is never easy to accept. Please have comfort in knowing that this is not our heavenly father’s original purpose for huimans. His purpose will one day come true when ‘the dead ones will live.’ Isaiah 26:19 Your family will remain in our prayers.

  2. Cal was the ‘Best of the Best’.
    He became my friend at the Bingo games.We used to share a good joke now and then.
    My condolences to Alice.
    Cal was friend to all and will be greatly missed.
    However, Heaven has gained a great Bingo caller.
    Linda Henderson

  3. I had the privlage of meeting Mr. Jones during his stay at Asheville Health Care. I was honored to be his nurse assistant during the night. Mr. Jones will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  4. Uncle Cal will be greatly missed, but he can now be reunited with all those of our family that have passed before him. Although we can not be present for the services, please know we are there in spirit and our prayers are with you.

  5. I know that all of us that knew Cal, Will be miss him and all that knew Him. What a Great Guy. Allways so nice and helpful.I know where Cal is now ? HE is with all his love one’s that went before him.With JESUS and The FATHER. I know that we will see him again when we get the CALL. WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE…thanks Cal,for being my friend. Lee & Dot

  6. Tommy and Susie: Sending you best and warmest thoughts at your dad’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood times together, and many include your dad and mom. Best wishes always to you and your families.

  7. Tom and Susie,

    Sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. I’ll remember his smile and laugh. I have good memories of Uncle Cal that go back to when I was five or six years old (1949 and 1950). It was always a big event when he came back to Akron and he was always interested in looking around town. Distance and time don’t dim good memories and I hope you have many wonderful memories of your father.

    My thoughts are also with Alice whom I have had the pleasure to meet a few times over the years. I always think of her as a woman of substance.

    I am a Navy veteran also; I went into the Navy because that is where my uncles served.


    Steve McClarnon

  8. Please accept the condolences of Dewey and Danny Beauchamp. Longtime family friend, VFW and VA Oteen mainstay. Cal will be missed by all who knew him.
    ~ Danny Beauchamp,

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