Edward D. Jones, 77, of New Castle went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2012, with his family by his side. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the Veterans Affairs Hospital after 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Brad Jessie and Eric Wade Jones; parents Gerrard and Kathleen Jones, and sister Mildred J. Switzer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Wanda C. Jones; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Michelle Jones; daughter and son-in-law Marsha and Sput Jones; daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Eddie Wright, all of New Castle; grandchildren Derek, Brock, Brad, Maddy, Kelisha, Jessi, Tyler, Emily, Josh, and Stacey; and seven great-grandchildren: Makala, Maggie, Hayleigh, Kailyn, Braydon, Nathan, and Raelynn; sisters Vivian Switzer and Gaynell Persinger; brother JT Jones; brother and sister-in-law Fredrick “Bugs” and Noline Jones.
Funeral services were held on March 16 at New Canterbury Church with Pastor John D. Abbott officiating. Interment followed at Bowen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Canterbury Church, 136 Forest Ave. New Castle, VA 24127. www.paitselfh.com.