Samuel K. (Sam) Jones Sr.

October 31, 1945June 2, 2018

Samuel K. (Sam) Jones, Sr., age 72 of Knoxville passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018. He was a Senior MSgt. In the Air Force for 23 years and also worked for the Postal Service for another 23 years. Preceded in death by his first wife, Keiko Yamada Jones; parents, J. Russell Jones, Sr. and Martha; brother, Joe and sister-in-law, Rachel. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Terri; sons, Sam (Lea) and Chris (Brandie); daughter, Jessica Jones, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Hardin and Mary Swafford; brother, J.R. Jones and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Tuesday at Weaver’s Chapel from 5:00-7:00 pm with service to follow at 7:00 pm. Rev. Frankie Phillips officiating Family and friends will meet 9:45 am Wednesday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a 10:00 am interment. Condolences are welcome at


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Samuel K. (Sam) Jones Sr.

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Ann Marie Allen

June 11, 2018

Goodbye Sam, you were a good friend to me at church.

Autumn Cowan

June 5, 2018

I love you so much my sweet Papaw ❤️ You will be missed more then you’ll ever know. I really can’t believe your gone. You taught me everything in life, except how to live without you... Rest easy old man...

Walter Talgo

June 5, 2018

I worked with Sam at West Station for many years. He was always a good friend and Union Brother. Rest in peace Sam.

Don Henry

June 5, 2018

I worked with Sam at West Knoxville post office for about 20 years. Sam was a good friend and a good man. Rest In Peace Sam. Your friend Don Henry.

Audrey Cowan

June 5, 2018

I love you so much Papaw! I will miss all of your crazy jokes, trips to the doctor, going out to eat, and anything we ever did together. You were an amazing Papaw and I am going to miss you soooo much!

Steve Jones

June 5, 2018

Rest in Peace Uncle Sam.

Alan Cruze

June 4, 2018

Rest in peace Sam I'll miss the many breakfast we had with our friends.