Earl Jones Jr.

Monday 14th of February 1944 - Thursday 9th of June 2022

Earl Jones Jr.

Services

Visitation

Jun 14, 2022 (5:00PM - 7:00PM)

Milward~ Trent

1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, KY

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Funeral

Jun 15, 2022 (10:00am - 11:00am)

Milward~ Trent

1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, KY

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Clergy George Combest

Earl Jones Jr, 78, of Paris, KY, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the VA Hospital in Lexington, KY. Earl was born on February 14, 1944, in Lexington, KY. He was the son of Earl and Amanda (Lamb) Jones.


Earl served in the Army during Vietnam from 1963-1965. During his station at Ft. Bragg, NC he met his wife, Rena Ritch of Charlotte, NC. They married July 21, 1965 (56 years). They moved to Lexington, KY in 1965 where Earl was hired by IBM in June 1966. He began working at IBM on the typewriter line and became one of the youngest managers in Lexington in 1979. He worked for IBM/Lexmark for 38 years, retiring in March 2002. Earl was very proud of his strong work ethic and that his children and grandchildren carry on that trait. Earl’s retirement group still meets every first Wednesday of the month at Cracker Barrel. After retirement Earl remained active by purchasing and maintaining several rental homes in Lexington. He golfed, loved farming and gardening. He loved handing out vegetables from his garden to neighbors, renters, relatives and strangers.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Amanda Jones; siblings Lawrence Jones, Barbara Lunsford, Anna Stacy and Linda Brinegar; and grandson Hunter Craig.


He is survived by his wife Rena (Ritch) Jones; daughters Jennifer (Jim) Grimes and Sherry (Greg) Lee; granddaughter Holly Tincher, grandson Alec (Ashley) Lee and great-granddaughters Adley and Ariyah Lee; brother Thomas Jones of Colorado Springs, CO. and numerous other cherished relatives.


Visitation will be Tuesday, June 14 from 5-7pm at Milward – Trent Blvd, Lexington KY. Funeral service Wednesday, June 15 at 10am at Milward – Trent Blvd, Lexington KY. Burial will follow at Athens-Boonesborough Christian Church Cemetery. In remembrance of Earl or to offer condolences to his family, flowers can be sent to Milward Funeral Home – Trent Blvd. A guest book is available on line at milwardfuneral.com

Guest Book

RALPH PATRICK

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I was so sad when I the news , but then I thought oh no . Reena JT's waiting at them perlly gates with his arms wide open. I was honored know and learn with best. JT and earl a special place in my heart forever.

1 week ago

Elizabeth Scioneaux

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Earl was such a great man and friend to our family. He and my papaw JT were best of friends and I have several childhood memories that included Earl! I will never forget answering the phone at papaws and him asking if it was raining over there and what the weather was doing. He will be greatly missed but I know he is talking farming and life with papaw!

1 week ago

Charlene Ginter

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So sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was such a good man and always nice to anyone he saw. Praying for the family for comfort in the days ahead.

1 week ago

Al Schooler

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So sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. Worked with Earl at IBM. He was my manager on the typewriter line for a spell. I visited with Earl years ago at his farm. Earl a Vietnam Vet served ‘63-‘65 as was I also a Nam Vet serving ‘66-‘67. Earl was a man of truth and good ethics, a man you could believe and trust. He and I had a number of good talks during our time at IBM. Earl Jones a good man will be missed.

2 weeks ago