J. H. "Butch" Jones

April 10, 1949August 2, 2018

J.H. “Butch” Jones, age 69 of Kingsport, entered into the glories of Heaven during the evening hours of Thursday, August 2, 2018. Butch was born on April 10, 1949 in Kingsport to Milam C. Jones and Lillian Morrell Jones. On September 17, 1971 Butch married his most cherished friend and love of his life, Ginger Jones, and after living a beautiful life together and raising a family, she survives.

Butch was a devout Christian man and he loved his family dearly. He found solace in the simplicity of life; from gardening and planting roses, to just sitting back and enjoying the wonders of nature. Butch was a quiet and gentle man who loved camping and fishing with his family and friends.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Tracy Leigh Jones. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Ginger Jones; daughter, Kim Kuhn; three grandchildren, Shanda Flynn, Brittany Owen, and Amber Owen; four great grandchildren, Ayden Winstead, Elijah Winstead, Asher Dobbs, and Torin Byington; brother, Mac Jones and wife Juanita; two sisters, Jean Flanary, and Betty Porter and husband Jack; and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Butch’s memory to Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, located at 965 Fordtown Rd, Kingsport, TN 37663, Phone: (423) 239-0337, and/or The American Cancer Society, located at 508 Princeton Rd #102, Johnson City, TN 37601, Phone: (423) 975-0635.

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to the staff of Nova Health and Rehabilitation Center in Weber City and the staff of Avalon Hospice.

There will be a private family ceremony held at East Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Shaffer officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.


  • Ginger Jones, Loving Wife of 46 Years
  • Kim Kuhn, Daughter
  • Tracy Leigh Jones, Daughter - deceased
  • Shanda Flynn, Brittany Owen, Amber Owen, Three Grandchildren
  • Ayden Winstead, Elijah Winstead, Asher Dobbs, Torin Byington, Four Great-Grandchildren
  • Milam C. Jones & Lillian Morrell Jones, Parents - deceased
  • Mac Jones & wife Juanita, Brother
  • Jean Flanary, Betty Porter & husband Jack, Two Sisters

  • Calvary Free Will Baptist Church (423)239-0337
  • The American Cancer Society (423)975-0635


  • Passed Away Thursday, August 2, 2018

J. H. "Butch" Jones

have a memory or condolence to add?

Judy Poole

August 7, 2018

So sorry about Butch, I knew Butch through Bob Flanary and Church, Had not seen him in a long time and did not know he was even sick.Prayers for all of your Family .

Michael Long

August 6, 2018

I worked with Butch for years. Number one guy, he will be missed.