Funeral services for Rev. J. C. Jones, 89, of Frankfort, will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at LeCom-pte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home. Rev. Earl Bell will officiate.
Rev. Jones passed away Monday at his residence. A native of Louisville, he was born to John Merritt and Rosa Pearl Herron Jones. He was a graduate of Dupont Manuel High School, Georgetown College and the Southern Baptist Seminary. He served as a youth pastor for Harrodsburg Baptist church and as pastor for Flemingsburg Baptist. He married Joyce Culberson on August 13, 1949, and together they started the Glencarlyn Road Baptist Church in Falls Church, Virginia. He continued to serve as pastor for over 36 years. After they moved to Frankfort in 1987 he was named interim pastor for Buck Run Baptist church and associate pastor for Alton Baptist and served many other churches.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jones, Frankfort; three sons, Stephen (Susan) Jones, Frankfort, Calvin (Suzanne) Jones, Herndon, VA, and Merritte (Alice) Jones, Nokesville, VA; grandchildren Matthew, Adam and Philip Jones, Courtney Clawson and Hunter Jones; and great grandchild Carter Clawson.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St., Frankfort, KY 40601. Online condolences may be left at www.ljtfuneralhome.com.