Mr. Edward Allen “Pete” Jones, 65, a veteran and lifelong resident of the Deep Branch Community was born on October 27th, 1956. He was born to Mr. Eddie A. Jones and Ms. Pauline Brooks Jones. He departed this home on August 19th, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was an Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne First 505. He served our country from 1973-1976 and was honorably discharged. Where he came home to run Jones Son’s and Grandsons Tree Service.
Mr. Pete was preceded in death by his father: Mr. Eddie Jones; two brothers: Mr. Danny Jones, and Mr. Eddie “Boss” Jones II; one sister: Ms. Connie Hunt; two nieces, and one nephew.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vee Oxendine and Richard Sampson officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Family Cemetery.
He leaves to cherish his memories with his mother: Ms. Pauline Brooks-Locker and her husband Mr. Willard “Clinton” Locklear; one brother: Mr. Greg Jones; one sister: Ms. Carrie “Sue” Jones; three sons: Mr. Anthony “Keith” (Georgianna) Jones, Mr. Raymond (Kelli) Hunt and Mr. Johnathan (Sarah) Jones; one daughter: Mrs. Kayla (Kendrick) Jones; a very special nephew and caregiver Shaquain Jones; two adopted sons: Mr. John Paul Jones and Mr. John “Aaron” Locklear; 13 grandchildren: Brent, LeRanda, Tylek, Jaylyn, Donovan, Daylynn, Alannah, Caden, Araya, Nate, Aubreigh, Hazel, and Alora; 2 great-grandchildren: Leland and Channon and a host of relatives and friends.
Mr. Pete loved his horses, his family, and his country. He will be missed by many.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Locklear and Son Funeral Home.