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RICHARD “RICK” ALLEN JONES

Richard “Rick” Allen Jones, 61, of Savannah, Georgia and widower of Kimberly “Kim” Underwood Jones, died Wednesday afternoon, November 3, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of Jeanette Fries Smith and the late David Charles Jones. Rick graduated from Alfred E. Beach High School. He owned and operated Mall Auto Repairs for over 30 years. Rick was a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge #54 F&AM and an active member and supporter of the Alee Shrine Temple. He was all about spending time with his family and his dogs: taking trips to the mountains, boating and socializing.

In addition to his wife of 30 years and his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Letha Langston Nessola.

Survivors include two sons, Clay Jones and his wife, Jennifer, and Zach Jones and his wife, Lynsie; his mother, Jeanette Fries Smith; two sisters, Beverly Lawhorn and her husband, Gene, and Pamela Lee and her husband, Ricky; his sister-in-law, Kathryn Brantley, and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon, November 7, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning, November 8, 2021, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Dr. Drew Corbett. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Clay Jones, Zach Jones, Michael Martin, Scott Vaughan, Larry Corey and David Snyder.

Remembrances: Morris Slotin Fund – c/o Alee Shrine Temple – Post Office Box #14147, Savannah, Georgia 31416..

 

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  1. Don and Nancy Rice says:

    Please know how sorry we are and wish you peace and comfort. He was a sweet man and we know you will miss him. We love you.

  2. Gary Fowler says:

    It is with great sadness on the passing of a great friend of close to 50+ years. Colleague for many years in the automotive world dating back to the beginning years of Mall Exxon and Pete’s Exxon. Rick was a dedicated craftsman, ethically sound and respected by many. We lost a good one is a understatement. Well done old pal.

  3. Richard F. Jones says:

    So sorry for your loss. He we be greatly missed by everyone. How blessed we were to have known him.

  4. MaryAnn Barbieri says:

    My late husband and I brought our cars to Rick for service. He did a great job and treated us like family. Rest In Peace dear Rick..

  5. Sheila Anderson says:

    So sorry to read of Rick’s passing. I so enjoyed talking with him at the shop. He was a fine honest man and will be greatly missed. So glad that I got to know him.

  6. Ronnie Sheppard says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Rick’s Family. Rick was a good person and was a good business owner. Was thankful thar I got to meet u and do business w u. Fly high my friend til we meet again. Ronnie Sheppard and family

  7. June Burruss says:

    Dear Zach,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    June & Henry Burruss

  8. Bill Earnhart says:

    Zach and family,
    We are sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Our memories began with servicing and repairing our vehicles. Always he gave excellent and quality service with integrity.
    Prayers,
    Bill and Joan Earnhart

  9. Lisa Davis says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I have known him and Kim for many years and have always loved and respected them. Clay and Zack, your mom was a great loss to your family and now with your dad’s passing, words can not describe the loss ya’ll are feeling. I hope knowing that they were both loved and loved ya’ll so much helps with the healing.

    We love ya’ll,
    Lisa Davis
    Daniel Davis and Hannah Davis

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