Obituaries » Howard Lee Jones, Jr
October 22, 1939 – May 6, 2023
Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Saturday 2 to 6pm
May 20, 2023
Oxford Mt Zion Baptist Church
25215 Zion Rd,
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
May 21, 2023
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Howard “Scutt” Lee Jones Jr was the second of eight children born to the late Deacon Howard Lee Jones Sr and Deaconess Clara Jones. Howard was born on October 22, 1939 in Caroline County, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his sister Adelaide Ruth Smith.
At an early age Howard gave his life to Christ and joined the Oxford Mt Zion Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, VA. He served as a trustee for several years and was a member of the Oxford Mt. Zion Junior/Young Adult Choir.
Howard received his education in the Caroline County School System. He graduated from Union High School in June 1958. After graduation, he was employed at Royal Schools, Rich Foods and Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. Howard retired after 26 years of working at Marine Corps Base Quantico where he enjoyed his profession as an expert painter. After retirement, he worked part-time at Car Quest in Ruther Glen, VA.
Howard enjoyed fishing, gardening, painting, and playing dominoes. He also took great pride in the maintenance of his yard. Howard loved being outside, you would often see him sitting on his front porch, cracking jokes. Lastly, he thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with his family.
He leaves to celebrate and cherish his memories, a devoted wife of 59 years, Virginia Ross Jones, one son, Revelle Jones, one daughter, Velma Crawford (Mark). Three devoted granddaughters: Briana Crawford, Brittany Crawford and Cierra Jones. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Robert Jones (Julia), Clarence Jones (Catherine), Leila Swanson, Earlene Malloy, Jacquelyn Jones and Eulla Thomas (Earl). He leaves to cherish a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.