Albert Whitfield Jones
A Man Devoted to Helping Others
“ LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.”
Candler- Albert “Big Al” Whitfield Jones went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 29, 2020 after an extended and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and left his earthly home peacefully.
Albert was born January 1, 1939 to the late William Roy Jones and the late Estella Louise Keever Jones. He was blessed with a large family of sisters and brothers and a home filled with love. He was a man who never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. He held a special place in his heart for all children that he spoiled and loved dearly just as they were his very own. Albert had been employed as a salesman with outstanding and exemplary ability all throughout his life and had made multitudes of friendships that he treasured forever. Albert was indeed a generous man and he was always willing to help those that might need a helping hand. “Big Al” as he was affectionately known by family and friends, enjoyed playing bingo, reading, spending time going junking and looking for treasures. He also loved to go fishing among his favorite mountain streams and rivers. His great passion was vintage cars, and his 1965 Mercury Marauder was indeed his pride and joy. Big Al will forever be remembered for his great love for his family and the blessing that he was to many. He cherished his family with all his heart and soul and his grandchildren were the love of his life.
Albert is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Doris C. Jones; his children, Angela Franklin, Chris Jones and his wife Joanna, Colby Jones and his wife Denise, Candance Jenkins and her husband Tim, Carmon Carver and her husband Dakota “Jake”; grandchildren, Colton Jenkins, Noah Jones, Charles and Portia, Jeremiah Jones (deceased), Cade Jones, and Madelyn Grace Carver "Lulubelle"; his brother, George Jones and his sister, Martha Nell Jenkins; Also all of the children and adults young and old that he loved and spoiled; also his beloved dog, “Molly”.
“Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”
Proverbs 17:6 KJV
A graveside funeral service to honor and remember the life of Albert Jones will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Candler. Pastor Eric Hill will be officiating. The family will receive friends in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton from 12:00 to 1:00 pm prior to the graveside funeral service.
Memorials may be made in Albert’s memory to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing online at www.projecthealingwaters.org/donate or by mail at Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., P.O. Box 695, LaPlata, MD 20646, and to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Jones family.