2017-09-25 / Obituaries

Richard “Whitey” Jones

Gaffney, S.C. — Richard Manning “Whitey” Jones, 69, of 427 Goldmine Road, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Evelyn Orr Jones and son of the late Samuel Jones and Ellen Mace Jones. He retired from Ply Gem, loved hunting and NASCAR, especially Tony Stewart, and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a son, Rickey Jones and wife, Donna, of Gaffney; a daughter, Pam Ford and husband, Chris, of Gaffney; five grandchildren, Michael Quinn, Jason Quinn, Alexus Jones, Riley Jones and Michael Gibson; four great-grandchildren, Lucas Quinn, Leah Quinn, Logan Quinn and Maddie Quinn. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Blakely Funeral Home. Memorial services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, S.C.

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