December 31, 1957 ~ January 29, 2022
Born in: Joliet, IL
Resided in: Arden, NC
James “Jim” Verle Jones, Sr., 64, passed away at home on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
A native of Joliet, IL, Jim was the son of the late Verle Albert and Margaret (Tittsworth) Jones.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Susan (Spaulding) Jones; children, James “Jim” Jones, II, and wife Shelley, and Travis Jones and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Carrington and James Jones, III; brother-in-law, Ric Spaulding and wife Cindy; sister-in-law, Salli Jenks and husband Paul; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other loved ones and dear friends.
Jim retired as a Sergeant with the Asheville Police Department in 2007. During his long career, which began in 1986, he served in a multitude of roles to include Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Emergency Response Team, as well as the Hostage Negotiations Team. Additionally, he was a dedicated instructor within the BLET program where his experience and commitment helped develop generations of officers in Western North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Louise Lochridge.
A Celebration of Life for Jim will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, at Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Road, Asheville, NC 28806. Bud Dotson & Mike Hahn will officiate, with the assistance of Bill Wysong and the members of the Trinity Baptist Church Pastoral Staff. The service will be livestreamed on the church website.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police Foundation, 74 Parker Cove Road, Weaverville, NC 28787.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.
Celebration of Life: February 9, 2022 3:00 pm
Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville
216 Shelburne Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806