Mr. Terry Wayne Jones

July 31, 1964August 25, 2011

Terry Wayne Jones was born on July 31, 1964 in Nuerenberg, Germany where his father was stationed in the military. After moving frequently during childhood, his family settled in Albany, Georgia where Wayne graduated from high school. While attending college at Florida State, he came home to Panama City Beach, Florida, where his parents had opened an art gallery and met the love of his life, Rhonda Renee Krebs. Wayne graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1989, and after dating Rhonda for 2 years, moved to Panama City. In 1990, Wayne and Rhonda were married and moved to Tallahassee, Florida where Wayne began working toward his 2nd B.S. Degree in chemistry and Rhonda entered pharmacy school. Wayne worked hard during college to support the family doing anything from working in a chemistry lab to assisting in birthing cows on a physician’s farm. Wayne never minded hard work and never complained. He was so happy to be married and working toward his dreams that he would do whatever it took to reach that goal. In 2003, Wayne graduated with his second bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and moved with Rhonda to Brandon, Florida. Wayne loved Florida and the couple traveled around on weekends experiencing the beach, variations in foliage, and the beauty of their surroundings. Wayne loved nature and travel. During their marriage, Rhonda and Wayne traveled abroad often. Wayne would have traveled constantly if he had the means. In 2004, Wayne accepted a job as a systems analyst at the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Emory University Hospital. Wayne used his experience working in a cancer center to help a great number of people navigate their way through cancer treatment. He worked as a computer consultant in healthcare for the years following his time at Emory and started two corporations. He was an entrepreneur at heart. The most important thing in Wayne’s life was his family. Wayne loved his wife and children with all of his heart and put them first in everything he did. Ransom, Carter and Jenson were his pride and joy. When they were babies, Daddy would walk through the door after work and quickly grab the baby from mom’s arms. For the rest of the night, mom would have to plead for time holding the baby – Daddy wanted to hold them constantly. He hugged and kissed them daily and told them he loved them. He talked about them to everyone and was so proud of each one of them. He was a fun Daddy. Rhonda was treated as a queen. A day did not go by when Wayne did not tell her he loved her and how beautiful he thought she was. He was affectionate and attentive. Wayne loved God and served him by serving others. He had a firm belief in Jesus and shared this with his family. Wayne practiced love and hospitality. He always made others feel welcome and is remembered by most for his sense of humor and love he showed others. Wayne had an uncanny knack for carrying on conversations with complete strangers and enjoyed meeting people. Wayne paid special attention to anyone who took care of his prized possessions (his children) and truly appreciated them. Wayne is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his children, Ransom, Carter, and Jenson; his mother, Merlyn Jones; father-in-law, David Krebs and wife Danielle; mother-in-law, Gwen Parris and husband Billy; brothers, Rick and Michael Jones, sisters-in-law, Kim Krebs, Janet Jones and Mary Jones; brother-in-law, Eric Krebs, nephews, Brandon, Cameron and Aron; and nieces, Courtney, Rachael and Rachel.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 31, 2011
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mr. Terry Wayne Jones

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Karen Bowersox

March 13, 2012

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina Seward

October 31, 2011

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

Kris Hawksworth-Farrell

September 8, 2011

Dear Rhonda- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers- Kris Hawksworth Farrell

Gwen Parris

September 3, 2011

Dear Rhonda,
I wish I had the power to turn back the clock and prevent the accident that took Wayne's life. My heart just aches for you and I feel so powerless. I am praying for you that the Lord will give you the strength to deal with the future, and be strong for your boys.


September 2, 2011

Dearest Rhonda - My heart aches for you and the boys. Thankfully, your dad is there to offer support and comfort -- wish I could be there too. We know Wayne is in Paradise and all pain and worries have disappeared. We're always here for you.

Tammi Cummings

September 1, 2011

Rhonda I am so sorry for yours and the boys loss. Your husband was a wonderful man and one of the good guys. I know he truly loved those boys. I know he will be missed deeply by them. We will all miss him at school. He was a true joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys during this difficult time.
Tammi, Elizabeth and Alyssa Cummings

Margie Nix

August 31, 2011

Rhonda and family,
Words can never express what a wonderful person that Wayne was. We always knew that we would be blessed by you or Wayne every morning when you brought Carter to the bus. You both were always a ray of sunshine. We saw the love of God in you both and that was so special to see each day. I thank God for getting to know such a wonderful family as you are. We knew that if we asked for prayer about anything your family would pray for us. I want you to know that my prayers are with you and will be with you. It was always a blessing to have Carter on our bus. Sending you love thru Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Maurice Guilbaud

August 30, 2011

Dear Rhonda,
Our hearts ache in sorrow for you and your boys for the loss of your husband Terry Jones.
Josh, my family and I extend to you and your family our deepest condelences. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Maurice Guilbaud and family

Elizabeth & Greg Moore

August 30, 2011

Dearest Rhonda, Ransom, Carter and Jenson,
When we think of Wayne, we see him smiling and hear him joking and laughing. We know you miss him so much; you have our deepest condolences.
We keep you in our hearts and prayers.
We love you, always.

Beth and Paul Bennett

August 30, 2011

Rhonda and "the boys",
You are all truly a blessing and an example to all who know you of how to be a loving dedicated family. They love you all show for each other and pride that every single one of you have in the family and life you have built is a shining example to all. Wayne exemplified this to all who know him. There wasn't a time that I saw him where we didn't talk about the boys or your wonderful family. Jenson Ransom and Carter are truly blessed to be yours and Wayne's sons and that will always truly be remembered. I think Wayne brought light, love and laughter into the heart of anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. The only regret Paul and I have is HOW MANY TIMES we said we REALLY need to make an effort to get together with Wayne and Rhonda they are such fun and real people we would have a great time with them.
We will look back and reflect on the times we did share together and look to the example that you all set of how to love and be a loving family.
Wayne will be forever in our hearts and never forgotten. We love you and the boys!