Joseph “Joey” Preston Jones, 60, of Savannah, Georgia, and husband of Audrey Lynn Carter Jones, died Sunday afternoon, May 2, 2021, in Redding, California.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of the late Putman Vance Jones and the late Patsy Able Jones. Joey was a graduate of Auburn University. He was a godly and gracious man, who served his family and the world humbly and generously. Joey possessed the amazing gift to build the ordinary into extraordinary. His love for his family was apparent and undeniable when he talked about the love of his life, Audrey Lynn, and their three children, Carter, Brit, and Kristi. Joey was a proud father who taught the importance of hard work and goodwill towards others. He never met a stranger, and he had a passion for making others’ dreams come true through acts of kindness. Joey was a provider for his family, companion to Max and Zeke, a loyal Braves and Bulldawg fan, an avid golfer, and an adventurous traveler. To say he will be missed is an understatement, as he truly made the world a better place. In honor of Joey, pay it forward. If you see a service member in uniform, treat them to a meal because that is exactly what he would do.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Audrey Lynn Carter Jones; children, Carter, Britain, and Kristi; brothers, Bryan Manna (Raychelle), Jack Jones (Abbie), Mark Jones (Donna), Chris Jones (Shea), Puttman Jones (Sabrina), and Everett Jones; brothers-in-law, Robert Carter, David Carter (Deb), Cole Carter (Marcie); sister-in-law, Melanie Rathbun (John); nieces and nephews, Dillon and Allie Rathbun, Kelly and Colby Jones, Jimmy Rank, Austin, Tyler, and Ryan Marrs, and Howell Carter; aunts, Janelle Barnes, Norma Canady, and Mary Garrison, and countless extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Monday evening, May 10, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.
The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, May 11, 2021, at White Bluff United Methodist Church, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Josh Duckworth. Private interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.
Remembrances: White Bluff United Methodist Church, Children and Youth Ministries – 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1599.