OBITUARY

Thomas Allen Jones

August 30, 1947June 10, 2018
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Thomas A. Jones, 70, of Memphis Passed away early Sunday evening at Methodist Germantown Hospital. He leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years, Brenda, two sisters, Cheryl Sansom and Darlene Foster of Munford, TN, two nephews Michael (Liezl), Sansom of Memphis, TN, and Tom (Kristy) Perme of Phoenix, AZ, one great niece and great nephew and many cherished friends and neighbors. Tom was a graduate of Treadwell High School and attended Memphis State University. He was also a Navy veteran. Tom retired from Coors Brewery after more than 30 years. His love for the outdoors began with the Boy Scouts and continued throughout his life. He enjoyed traveling, backpacking, scuba diving, and experiencing new places. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting on the porch with his dog, visiting with his neighbors and friends. The family will receive friends from 9am until service time at 10am, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown PKY., Bartlett, TN 38133.

  • FAMILY

  • Brenda Jones, Wife
  • Cheryl Sansom, Sister
  • Darlene Foster, Sister
  • Michael Sansom (Liezl), Nephew
  • Tom Perme (Kristy), Nephew
  • He leaves one great niece and great nephew and many cherished friends and neighbors.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tom Perme
  • Will Simpson
  • Adolph Robinson
  • David Deyling
  • Michael Sansom
  • David Henry Deyling
  • Jim Threadgill, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thomas Allen Jones

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William Simpson

November 26, 2018

Thomas A. Jones was my best friend and brother for over 56 years. When the Viet Nam War draft was in full effect. Tom joined the Navy. It was a good opportunity for him to see the world on Navy cruises to Europe. Later, we explored the Colorado Rocky Mountains, The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and went backpacking in Glacier National Park. In Utah, we explored Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and Dinosaur Monument. Tom visited me in Oregon every year. We explored the Cascade Volcanoes, Oregon Coast, Crater Lake National Park & backpacked the North Cascade National Park, Washington. We rafted the Snake River thru Hells Canyon. Tom rafted the Colorado River thru The Grand Canyon National Park twice. Tom took kayaked some wild rivers in the south and went backpacking in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Tom, and I took Scuba Diving classes. We met in Baja, Mexico and dove in the Sea of Cortez surrounded by hundreds of Sea Lions. Afterwards, we rode the “flying train” thru Copper Canyon to Chihuahua, Mexico. Tom and I did live aboard dive trips to the amazing coral reefs and walls of Palau, Micronesia. After Scuba Diving in Belize, Tom and I explored the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal in the jungles of Guatemala. Brenda and Tom went scuba diving in the Bahama Islands, the Cayman Islands and live aboard diving on the Barrier Reef of Belize. Tom and Brenda travelled often to explore places like Japan, Hawaii, Europe, Scotland, Alaska and Glacier Bay. I will always miss my brother Tom. Our lifelong relationship and experiences were a positive influence on my life.

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Biography

Thomas A. Jones, 70, of Memphis Passed away early Sunday evening at Methodist Germantown Hospital. He leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years, Brenda, two sisters, Cheryl Sansom and Darlene Foster of Munford, TN, two nephews Michael (Liezl), Sansom of Memphis, TN, and Tom (Kristy) Perme of Phoenix, AZ, one great niece and great nephew and many cherished friends and neighbors.
Tom was a graduate of Treadwell High School and attended Memphis State University. He was also a Navy veteran. Tom retired from Coors Brewery after more than 30 years.
His love for the outdoors began with the Boy Scouts and continued throughout his life. He enjoyed traveling, backpacking, scuba diving, and experiencing new places. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting on the porch with his dog, visiting with his neighbors and friends.
The family will receive friends from 9am until service time at 10am, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown PKY., Bartlett, TN 38133.