Johnny D. Jones

Monday, July 11, 1955 - Thursday, August 3, 2017

Loving Husband and Father

Photo of Johnny D. Jones  - 1955-2017

Canton –   Johnny David Jones, age 62, of Little East Fork Road,  a loving husband, a wonderful daddy  and a truly good man, left his earthy home and entered into his glorious eternal place of peace, on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Mr. Jones was born July 11, 1955 in Haywood County to the late Lewis David Jones and the late Mary Ann Valentine Jones. Johnny was a former employee of Smathers Market in Canton and had most recently been employed with Ingles Market as produce manager. Mr. Jones was a member of Laurel Grove Baptist Church. Johnny was a collector of football cards and also NASCAR memorabilia - especially Dale Earnhart.   Johnny could often be found frequenting the flea market where he made many friends and he was well known in the community as the owner and operator of K&J Produce located on 110 in Canton. Johnny loved his family and “his boys” with all his heart and soul.  Johnny will be a part of our lives forever and each precious memory that was shared with Johnny will be cherished forever.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Elmer Inman and sisters, Ernestine Clontz and Christine Jones.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Karen Inman Jones; sons, John David Jones of Canton and Joshua Lewis Jones of Canton; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Inman of Canton; sisters, Edna Russell of Canton, Joyce Burns of Canton and Doris Lanning of Canton; special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews and his special Chihuahua dog, “Chocolate”.

 A funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm Monday, August 7, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service.Reverend Gary Putnam will be officiating.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening, August 6, 2017.  Burial will be at Center Pigeon Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jeremy and Jeff Inman, Tristen Rathbone, Chad, Alan and Michael Ballew, Jason Ivester and Jonathan Goodson.

Memorials may be made to Center Pigeon Cemetery Fund, 224 Center Pigeon Road, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Jones family.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High School Class of 1975
To Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Yes he was a good man! Many days at the produce stand he gave me deals for the children at the child care as we walked there often. Prayers and love as you and your children share this difficult time.
Sherry Saams
Karen I'm so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.
Peggy Lokerson
Karen, I am so sorry for yoir family's loss, sending prayers that God will ease the pain you are experiencing.
Charles Childers
Karen, John David, Josh and family, I was so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Your family will always be special to me. Thoughts and prayers as you travel through this difficult time.
Dale Treadway
So sorry for your loss Karen. You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny will be missed.
Joyce & Dan Berry
Johnny was a friend from way back when we used to ride the school bus together. Then later on, we worked together in the produce section of Smathers Market. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Ken Johnson