John Dew “J.D.” Jones

September 21, 1940 - March 4, 2023

09/21/1940 - 03/04/2023

Past Services

Tuesday March 07, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday March 08, 2023
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Funeral Service
Wednesday March 08, 2023
11:00 am
Powellsville Baptist Church
307 West Main Street
Powellsville, NC 27967

SMITHFIELD, NC – John Dew “J. D.” Jones, age 82, formerly of Powellsville, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC.

Mr. Jones was born on September 21, 1940 to Cecil B. Jones and Ruby Mae Oakey Jones in Powellsville, NC. He was a devoted member of Daniels Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Wilson and was a former Deacon of Powellsville Baptist Church, and Holly Grove Baptist Church. J.D. was the former owner of Jones & Company, which was a cement company. He was a member of Powellsville Fire Department. He loved to travel to unseen destinations and enjoyed planting flowers in his yard as he kept it in pristine condition always looking amazing. John was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Jones, his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bayse, a brother, Donald O. Jones, and a sister, Bruce Anne Martin.

John is survived by his wife Barbara of the home, two sons, John D. Jones, Jr. of Ahoskie, and Michael Merritt (Judy) of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Chris Fincher (James) of Smithfield, Denise Waller (Brian) of Atmore, AL; two sisters in laws, Linda Hester (John) of Centre, AL, and Cindy Hinton of Clear Water, FL; brother, Cecil B. Jones, Jr. of Ahoskie; sister, Barbara Jean Baldwin (Skip) of Knightdale, NC; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Powellsville Baptist Church, Powellsville, NC, with Rev Matt Miles, Rev. Bill Groce, and Pastor Johnny Byrum officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens where J.D. will take his last ride on the Powellsville Fire Truck.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jones family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Judy Earley Northcott
1 year ago

I was very sad to learn of J.D. passing on. He and I were in school together at Ahoskie High School and graduated together. We also went to church together in Powellsville. He always showed lots of happiness, always greeted people with a smile. He was a real joy and I know that everyone who knew him will miss him. May God comfort his family & friends.

Thomas & Paula Powell
1 year ago

So sorry to hear J D passed away. we worked and car pooled to Franklin

Rhonda Satterfield
1 year ago

I was blessed to have you as my uncle.You know, l always said you looked like Glen Campbell and you would laugh and show that beautiful smile you had.
Thank you for being in my life! I am going to miss you so much!! I love you always!!!!❤

Phillip Barnes
1 year ago

JD was my brother in law married to sister Judy. I will always remember him smiling all the time and being comical. He always stepped forward to help others without being asked. Never asked for praise or recognition. Now Judy and JD are together. They were in love since school days.

Robert Johnson
1 year ago

JD was a kind, gentle person and was a very special friend on mine. We met and worked together back in the 60’s at Union Camp. We lost touch with each other when he left the mill years before I did. (He was always smarter than I). Thankfully I located him about 6 years ago and got together everytime we could. He was like another brother to me. We had so much in common, whether family, friends, memories or world affairs. I shall be thankful for the Saturday Barbara allowed myself and my wife Pat to visit JD and her at their home in Smithfield. When we were finally ready to leave we shared our goodbyes knowing it would be the last time on this earth we would see other. We shared many things, people, crazy things we did at Union Camp and how our paths had diverged and then again joined allowing us to renew our friendship. Until then…REST IN PEACE, MY FRIEND, BROTHER!

Linda F Hester
1 year ago

We are so sorry for the loss of John. Although we did not know him very long, we loved him like a brother. He was kind and patient. Loved to listen to his life stories. Rest in Peace, John. Linda and John Hester

Sheila Jarvis Damchex
1 year ago

So sad to see family leave us. You were just 14 when Aunt Nancy and Uncle Jarvis adopted me and I became a part of the family. You always treated me with love. God bless and keep you all.

Trish Jernigan Carson
1 year ago

My beloved Uncle J.D. You have been a positive, bright force in my life since before I can remember. Your smile, your jokes, your love and your presence will be so missed, especially by me. Thank you for being my uncle and for enriching my life. I love you and will miss you so much. Give all the family in Heaven a big hug for me. Love you always…..

Jeff Barnes
1 year ago

We are so sorry to hear of JD’s passing. Praying for you all. Jeff and Libby Barnes.

Gloria Vinson Lassiter
1 year ago

Sorry to hear of JDs passing. Was a good, kind person. Worked with him at CRMP for many yrs. May he rest in peace.