Jerry Thomas Jones Sr., 82 of Town Creek died peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, surrounded by
his family after a short illness. He was born in Johnston County, NC on December 28, 1939, to the
parents of Leo and Edna Jones. Mr. Jones graduated from Southport High School in the Class of 1958.
After graduating he enlisted in the United States Army serving a 4-year tour of duty.
Jerry was a man of few words, but when he spoke everyone listened. He was a strong, tough guy, but
had a heart of gold, and was willing to help anyone. Mr. Jones had a passion for restoring vintage cars
and owned many over the years. He loved motorcycles, fishing, mudslinging, 4 wheelers, and having a
Mr. Jones retired from the trucking industry with over 40 years of service. He worked for MOTSU –
Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal, Tri-State Motor Transit, Huss Inc, and more recently worked
Nuclear Power Plant outages. Years ago, he owned and operated Jones’ Trailer Park on Long Beach
Road. Jerry loved to work, and only “retired” due to the loss of his leg from a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Jones leaves to cherish his memory and legacy a wife, Juanita Bowling Jones; a step-son, Charles A.
Drew of Southport, NC; 3 granddaughters, Ashley Faulkner (Adam) of Erwin, NC, Kayla Drew Creech
(Jordan) of Bolivia, NC, and Hannah Drew of St James, NC; 2 grandsons, Brandon T. Jones (Tish) of
Lenoir, NC, and Madison Drew (Abigail) of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC; a sister, Mary Bell Cordrey of Stem,
NC; a sister-in-law, Sallie Prince of Town Creek, NC, a brother-in-law, Wade Bowling of Castle Hayne,
NC; 2 nieces, Lisa Cordrey Mangun (Joe) of Stem, NC and Sloane Prince of Jamestown, NC; 3 great
grandchildren, Alexander and Maxwell Faulkner of Erwin, NC and Brooklyn Dixon of Southport, NC; also
a host of other family and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry T. Jones Jr; a brother, Elton Jones; a special niece
Toni Cheney; and a nephew Ricky Holden.
Mr. Jones was saved and baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Ghost in the late
1990’s at Midway Apostolic Church. Services to celebrate and honor his life will be at the Lighthouse
Pentecostal Church 5420 Ocean Hwy Bolivia, NC at 2pm Friday, February 18, 2022, with family visitation
one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be private at Northwood Cemetery in Southport at a later
The Jones family wishes to thank each one for their acts of kindness during this very difficult time. In
lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 159
Winnabow, NC 28479, for all of their lifting assistance and help or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their
tender care. Services entrusted to the staff of Coastal Cremations of Wilmington, NC.