September 12, 1929 ~ January 14, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Craig Lee Jones, Sr., 92, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at home.

Craig was born September 12, 1929, in Sandy Mush, NC. Craig was the son of the late Pearl Plemmons Jones and Lattie L. Jones, Sr. of Buncombe County. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Elaine Henson, in 1998.

He served in the Navy, on the U.S.S. Buck, and was honorably discharged in 1947 after being awarded medals for Good Conduct, Korea Service and China Service for his duty to our country. He was devoted to his career as an electrician at BASF (American ENKA) for 39 years until he retired. As a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church of West Asheville, he was a devoted Christian.

Craig is survived by his sister, Grace Conrad (Bernie); his children, Sheila E. Jones (Guy Davis) and Craig Lee Jones, Jr. (Debbie); his grandchildren, Nicole Hart (Tom), Jonathan Hunter (Karen), Philip Neely, Parker Neely, and Christopher Webster (Megan); his great-grandchildren and many other beloved family members as he was one of nine siblings in the Jones family.

Memorial services to be announced at a later date due to Covid within the immediate family.

Donations may be made to the WNC Bridge Foundation in his name.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Craig and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    George and Pat

  2. Granddaddy,
    You and Nana will alway hold a special place in my heart. The kind, loving, generosity you have always shown will forever be remembered, along with all the fond memories. Thank you.

  3. We had business dealings with Mr. jones for the past 20+ years. We found him not only to be pleasant but to be honest and a man of his word’

  4. Craig, and Debbie so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. If there is anything the family needs please let us know.
    Bryan, Diane Rowland

  5. Craig and Sheila, I am so sorry to hear the news about your dad. I remember your mom and dad very well from growing up at Bent Creek. Lifting you up in prayer during this time.

  6. So sorry to find out Uncle Craig passed away. He was a great person and he will be missed.
    Prayers for his family and friends.



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