Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN


Alvin Ray Jones

August 15, 1951August 28, 2020

Alvin Ray Jones, age 69, of Knoxville, Tennessee went to be with The Lord on Friday, August 28, 2020. He was a devoted father and loving papaw. Al spent over 40 years repairing roofs and volunteering his services to the community. He had a passion for his hot rods, motorcycles and living for The Lord. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

Al is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Jones and Ethel Burnette; sisters, Shirley Merrifield and Sylvia Roach; and brother, George Jones.

He is survived by his children, Chris Martin, Ashley Jones-Hammond, Jessica Bales, Andrea Reed and Talyr Hill; 14 grandchildren; lifelong friend, Carlene Mink; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may share condolences online at www.sherwoodchapel.com.

There will be a Celebration of Life at 6:00 pm on September 19, 2020, at Kim Watt Baptist Church, 1904 Kim Watt Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. There will also be a Memorial Motorcycle Ride on Sunday morning, September 20, 2020.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


Alvin Ray Jones

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Andrea Reed

September 18, 2020

You where the best dad and will always be the best dad I would always say I love you to heaven and back and I still do your laugh is missed your anger is missed and your faithful prayers are missed I know your at peace my beloved father we miss you every single day your new grandson is here and i named him after you he looks so much like you already i know you loved all your grand babies i miss all the fatherly advice and how you would just say i love you baby and I'm proud of you i know your looking down from above and I'm so glad your beside your heavenly father praising the lord we love you to heaven and back and miss you dearly

Pat and Danny Hurst

September 16, 2020

Brother you sure will be missed, you have been a good friend and brither in Christ . Your heart was alway full of live and kindness, and live the Lord. Ride high on the clouds with our Lord.

Carole and Jack Whited

September 4, 2020

We feel fortunate to have met Alvin and his brother through Preacher Bob Burger's ministry Highways & Byways for the in homeless downtown Knoxville. He was always breezing in from work and helping the ministry in every way possible, serving the later years as security. He will be missed by those he served and the other volunteers. "Welglory!"

Susie Beckham

September 3, 2020

I had the privilege of knowing Alvin through Highways and Byways with Preacher Bob where we both volunteered on Thursday nights for many years. Alvin was a fine man. I'm so sorry for your loss.


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