May 10, 1926 ~ June 17, 2011

Born in: Duncan, SC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

ELBERT "SPOT" JONES ASHEVILLE – Elbert E. "Spot" Jones, 85, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at the VA Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born in Duncan, SC, but had lived in Asheville all his life. He was a son of the late Baxter Earl and Lilly Mae Morgan Jones. He attended Lee H. Edwards High School. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and also served for 20 years with the Army Reserve. Spot retired as Cardiology Services Coordinator with the VA Medical Center after more than 40 years. Following his retirement, he enjoyed working part-time with Avis Rental Cars. He was a former member of the American Legion and the Cosmic Club and was active with the Reynolds High School Rockets Booster Club. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. In recent years, Spot devoted his spare time to his grandchildren. He loved attending their ball games and other activities. The grandchildren especially loved spending time with their Papa watching movies and playing marbles and Yahtzee. He is survived by his wife, Martha Carol Livingston Jones; a daughter, Kelly Jones and her husband, Gary Jones, of Fairview; a son, Tom Jones of St. Louis, MO; and five grandchildren, Ryan, Carson, Landon, Emma and Aliyah Jones, His best friend, his dog, Annie Mae, awaited him in heaven. A prayer service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Matthew Leonard officiating. A Mass of the Resurrection and burial will be at a later date in Fernandina Beach, FL. Memorials may be made to the VAMC Hospice Unit, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or to the Building Fund of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Road, Candler, NC 28715

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  1. Our prayers and thoughts are with Carol and her family. There was no nicer man in our lives than Mr. Spot, who blessed us with his friendship in more ways than one. May God receive Spot in His heavenly kingdom where he can now watch over his family and his beloved Tarheels from the best vantage point ever.

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  2. Carol, Spot will be missed by so many. I grew to love him dearly over the past several months while taking care of him at the VA. He was my Spot and I was his Weezie. I will always hold a special place in my heart for him. You and your family are such wonderful people. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you all need anything. I love you all and will be keeping you in my prayers during this time. Love you all!!!

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  3. I will always remember Spot even though he was a Carolina Fan 🙂 We all had a good time together at the VA. I will miss you Spot and I will also miss visiting with Carol every time I was at work. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Kelly, Gary and family – I am so sorry you are going through this. I feel your pain, as you know with my recent loss. Lean on each other, family is more important than ever right now.
    I am here if you need anything.
    Love to you all, Holly & Ernie

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  5. Kelly, Gary and family – I am so sorry you are going through this. I feel your pain, as you know with my recent loss. Lean on each other, family is more important than ever right now.
    I am here if you need anything.
    Love to you all, Holly & Ernie

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  6. Carol and family. I always remember working with Spot at the VA and the smile on his face all the time. I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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  7. Kelly and Gary, We are sorry to hear about the loss of Kelly’s dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You. Gary & Stella

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  8. Carol,

    I am very sorry to hear Elbert passed away,but he is in a better place now.Elbert was the kindest person I have ever met and he will be missed.If you need anything,please let me know.I am thinking of you,take care.

    Susan Brown-National Car Rental

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  9. Carol, Kelly, Gary, Ryan, Carson, Landon, and Emma,

    I just want each of you to know how much Spot meant to me. He was such a very sweet man when I would come to visit. Each of you are in my prayers and will continue to be in the days that lie ahead. I know this will be difficult time but the Lord is right beside each of you to help you through this with his comfort. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call me.

    Much Love to each one of you!!

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  10. Uncle Gary Aunt Kelly and kids we are sorry to hear about the passing of Spot…He treated me like I was one of his own grandkids when I came down to Florida with Papa and G-ma….your family is in our prayers Jason Jamie Skyler and Riley

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  11. Carol: We all look forward to when Spot wakes up and is with us again. Then he and I can run together with Jack Murdoch.

    Carol, just remember he is sleeping in the next room and he will wake up like Lazarus did when Jesus said ‘Lazarus, come on out’ (John 11:43).

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  12. It was an honor to care for Spot at the end of his life. I enjoyed playing music for him. I still owe him some back rubs from our bet on the basketball championship. I will pass the back rubs on to other vets in his honor! He is missed here at the VA.

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  13. Carol & family: We will miss Spot! Christmas won’t be the same without him & my dad! Thanks for always treating us as family. Marshall and Carson were blessed with wonderful grandfathers. 🙂 The Beachboards

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  14. Mrs. Jones and family,
    We were saddened to read about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have fond memories of ‘Spot’ who worked many years with Eugene ‘Gene’ Allen at the VA Medical Center. They were very close friends. God knows best. May God Bless and Keep You.

    Georgia Allen
    Sharon Allen-McCoy

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  15. Carol,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, with our deepest sympathy, Joseph,Michael and Kristen and Maggie Jones

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  16. Bill and I are saddened by the passing of ‘Spot’. Bill worked with Spot many years in the Cardiac Cath Lab. We are very sorry for your loss and pray you will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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  17. I was so sorry to hear about Spot’s death. I know you miss his wonderful smile, and I hope you’re doing well in your time of sorrow. Love and fond memories…Lisa

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