OBITUARY

Walter Jones

April 30, 1929July 26, 2021

Walter Jones, of Little Rock, Arkansas, made his peaceful transition on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born in Greensboro, Georgia, on April 30, 1929, to the Late Elder John Wesley Jones and Addie Rhee Barnhart Jones. He was the second oldest of three children; one sister, Johnnie Reba Jones and one brother, Wesley E. Jones were born to this union.

Walter accepted Christ at an early age and has been a faithful member at Springfield Baptist Church, in Greensboro, Georgia until his peaceful transition. A few of his favorite sayings: “My God is in the blessing business, I don’t know about yours” and “You can’t get to heaven unless you die”. He has always believed in the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. His ever-believing trust and faith persuaded him to follow Jesus Christ throughout his life.

Jones was educated in the Greene County School System in Greensboro, Georgia. He joined and served in the United States Air Force from May 18, 1950 to August 31, 1973 (23 years). He was a Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era and Peacetime veteran. He held numerous positions while serving. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Philander Smith College. He served as college professors at Philander Smith and Shorter Colleges, in Little Rock/North Little Rock, Arkansas. Also, he graduated from the AGAPE Church Agape School of World Evangelism (ASWE). Additionally, over the span of his career, he was a “Jack of all Trades,” a mechanic, a barber, a teacher, business mentor to young entrepreneurs and offered guidance to anyone who seemed to need help, etc.

He leaves to cherish is memories his loving and devoted wife, Gloria Stephens Jones of Benton, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brother. Also, he leaves behind two daughters: Maxine (Glenn) Smith of Conway, Arkansas, and Risha (Tomiko) Sydney of Panama City Beach, Florida; and one son: Frankie (Flint) Chatwood of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Glennesia Skipper of Conway, Arkansas; Tamara (Landon) Brethouwer of Texas; Joseph Smith II of Conway, Arkansas; Jeran (Nicole) Smith of Greenbriar, Arkansas; and William Smith of Omaha, Nebraska. He also leaves seven great-grandchildren; Michael and Reanna Profit and Savannah Skipper, Zein and Zaiden Brethouwer, and Ryleigh and Lincoln Smith. Also left to cherish his memories, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th Street, Little Rock 72204 (501) 661-9111 with Pastor Willie Pete officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, AR. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. To sign the online guestbook, click “Add A Memory” at: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Gloria Jones

August 15, 2021

Thank you all for words of encouragement and prayers. It gives me great joy to read about the lives he has touched.

Please continue to pray for our family during this difficult time.

Algia Hickenbotham

July 31, 2021

Mrs. Gloria,
sending prayers, love and lots of hugs to you and your family during this difficult time. We find comfort in knowing that our loved ones have, "fought a good fight & finished their course...". May God grant you his eternal peace!
Love Always,
Algia & Zack Hickenbotham
Houston, TX.

CAROLYN COOPER

July 31, 2021

Gloria, I pray that God's Grace, Mercy and Love will grant you and your family Comfort, Peace and Joy as you celebrate your husband's homegoing.

Tamara Brethouwer

July 30, 2021

Grandpa,

Your words of wisdom, encouragement, and stories will always be missed. There will never be another like you. Love you always.

Landon, Tamara, Zein, and Zaiden Brethouwer

Barbara Clemons

July 29, 2021

Uncle , I will always remember you for having the corkiest sense of humor to me. You were never at a lost for words. I love how excited mama (Reba) would get when she knew you were coming to town. If I had to describe you with only 2 words, Blessed & Wise . Rejoice Well Uncle Walter.

Latesia Brown

July 29, 2021

Uncle Walter, your memory will forever live on and I'll hold near and dear to my heart, always. All the laughter you shared over the years with us, all the wisdom you imparted in us--we're richer and wiser because of it. We are so blessed to have had you for so long! Take your rest, see you late.
Tesia

Tracey Harmon

July 28, 2021

Love being your neighbor

Joseph Mosley Sr.

July 28, 2021

Jay picked me up from school everyday and gave me encouraging words on the way home.
I will never forget him feeding me (Monkey Hips and Rice). Jay would sit me down and tell stories about his past along with Jokes and blink his eyes constantly while getting his point across.
Uncle Jay was a Father figure, role model, and Great Teacher. I definitely learned a lot from Uncle Jay. I will always remember Uncle Jay the G.O.A.T. May his spirit live on through all of us.

P.s. Jay always remind me of the famous actor James Earl Jones

Nephew Joseph Mosley

Stanley Carson

July 28, 2021

I’ll always remember the great conversations during his GA visits and his love for God and support of his home church. He had wonderful stories of a life well lived, full of wisdom and inspiration.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY