JONES, Glenn Benjamin Jr.
Glenn “Buddy” Benjamin Jones, Jr., age 77, of Powder Springs, Georgia (formerly of Norcross, Georgia) passed away on May 29th, 2014. Buddy was born on September 24, 1936 to the late Glenn B. Jones, and Frances Eberhart Jones. He was a graduate of Chamblee High School and retired from the State of Georgia in 1988, after 33 years of service. He began working in state government in 1955 as a Tabulator Equipment Operator in the Department of Welfare. When he retired he was the Data Center Manager for the Department of Administrative Services. He was a member of the Due West Methodist Church. Buddy was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and an athlete who loved baseball and running. He completed the Peachtree Road Race 26 years. He was an (un remarkable golfer but loved to play the game. Buddy was a great gardener and provided food for his family, his daughter’s family and many other relatives, neighbors and friends. He was the World’s Greatest “Bubba” to his grandchildren and attended as many baseball games and band competitions as possible. He was preceded in death by his son, Glenn “Bucky” Benjamin Jones, III and his parents, Glenn and Frances Jones. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary McCurdy Jones, one daughter, Jennifer Jones Thomas (Jim), two sisters, Barbara Veal (Billy) and Glenda “Bunny” Johnson (Bill), three grandchildren, Jessie Thomas, Hunter Thomas and Sarah Thomas, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will have visitation at the Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Calvary Children’s Home, 1430 Lost Mountain Road, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127.