Frederick Lamar Haygood Jones, 72, of Jones County, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov.10 at 4:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. The service was livestreamed. The family greeted friends Monday, Nov. 9 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel.
Mr. Jones was a man of many names. Some knew him as Fred. Others knew him as Ricky, and still others knew him as F.L. He was a United States Air Force Vietnam veteran. He began working with Northfolk Southern Railway as an engineer in August of1972. He participated in Operation Lifesaver, giving speeches on railway safety. After retirement, he became a substitute teacher for the Jones County School System. He loved kids and always dreamed of being a teacher. He went on to work as a bailiff at the Bibb County Courthouse. Over the years, he coached his daughters’ softball teams and umpired for many years. He spent his Friday nights at the Jones County football games with his grandchildren. It was a standing tradition. He was a man that took care of his family and loved them with his entire heart. And he loved his Atlanta Falcons.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his fathers, Fred Haygood Sr. and Grady Jones, and sister, Carol Mann.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Shirley Jones of Jones County; daughters, April Vickers and Jennifer (Louis) Tanner, both of Gray, and Tammy (Jamie) Jacobs of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Cole Vickers, Thomas Vickers, Katie Tanner, Kelly Tanner, Owen Jacobs, and Jonah Jacobs; mother, Obie Jones of Byron; siblings, Peggy Rigby, Wanda Nicholson, and Michael Jones; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of the arrangements.