Radney-Smith Funeral Home

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Troy Wayne Jones Jr.

December 30, 1955September 11, 2020
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Troy Wayne Jones, Jr. December 30, 1955 - September 11, 2020

Sylacauga, AL - Troy passed away September 11, 2020 at his home on Lay Lake in Fayetteville, Alabama. He was born on December 30, 1955 in Port St. Joe, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Troy Wayne Jones, Sr.

Troy was a family man who enjoyed spending every moment with his loving wife of 40 years, Patsy Hudson Jones and his children and grandchildren; son, Adam Jones (Mindy) of Pell City; daughters, Brittany Jones Hardy (Matt) of Sylacauga, Lindsay Jones Johns (Rance) of Sylacauga. Grandchildren: Madison Graham and Hudson Jones, Hadley and Chandler Kate Johns and Adalyn Hardy. His children and grandchildren were his world and it was so obvious his love for them. He also leaves behind his loving mom, Addie Lou Jones of Panama City, FL and brother, Bob Jones (Gaynell) of Panama City, FL; sisters, Debra Little (Curtis) of Port St. Joe, FL and Donna Sullivan (Larry) of Dothan, AL and many nieces and nephews.

He was an active member of Marble City Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir.

After 20 years of working at the paper mill in Childersburg, AL he left to pursue a career in the music industry as a songwriter in Nashville, TN. He enjoyed much success with his songs being recorded by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Tim McGraw, The Oakridge Boys, Jake Owen, and others.

Troy was a humble, loving and simple man who enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his closest pal, Buster Jones, his beloved dog. He stood by a philosophy of, “if I can’t enjoy my life now, then when?” He wanted to make sure that the simple pleasures of life were a top priority.

Visitation will be at Marble City Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 15th from 12:00pm until 2:00pm with the service starting at 2:00pm. Following the service, the immediate family will have a private graveside service.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Burleson, Rodney Spates, Bo Hollingsworth, Bryan Kennedy, Wynn Varble, Fredie Williams, Curtis Little and Larry Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews, Aaron Little, Avery Little, Todd Burleson, Cy Burleson, Phillip Jones and David Jones.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Marble City Baptist Church, SAFE Family Services Center or charity of your choice.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.


  • Pasty Jones, Wife
  • Adam Jones (Mindy), Son
  • Brittany Jones Hardy (Matthew), Daughter
  • Lindsay Jones Johns (Rance), Daughter
  • Madison Graham and Hudson Jones, Grandchildren
  • Hadley and Chandles Kate Johns, Grandchildren
  • Adalyn Hardy, Grandchild
  • Addie Lou Jones, Mother
  • Bob Jones (Gaynell), Brother
  • Debra Little (Curtis), Sister
  • Donna Sullivan (Larry), Sister
  • and many, Nieces and Nephews

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  • Tommy Burleson, Pallbearer
  • Rodney Spates, Pallbearer
  • Bo Hollingsworth, Pallbearer
  • Bryan Kennedy, Pallbearer
  • Wynn Varble, Pallbearer
  • Fredie Williams, Pallbearer
  • Curtis Little, Pallbearer
  • Larry Sullivan, Pallbearer
  • Aaron Little, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Avery Little, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Todd Burleson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cy Burleson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phillip Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Jones, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Marble City Baptist Church
  • SAFE Family Services Center
  • or charity of your choice


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Troy Wayne Jones Jr.

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Earl Lewis

September 18, 2020

Dear Patsy and family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. As you already know, Troy was a fine gentleman in every way possible. I appreciated his talent and his humbleness. Every time I saw him, he was friendly and was concerned and interested in what was going on in my world. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Blessings, Coach Lewis

Deborah Burke Mcleod

September 15, 2020

I went to school with and graduated with Troy in Port st. Joe. I remember him as a good guy. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. Prayers for his entire family. He will be missed.

Kenneth Bradford

September 15, 2020

Patsy; I am so sorry for you loss. We do do not understand why things happen as they do. We must not lean on our understanding, because we will always question. I hope that you and your family and find comfort at this time an that your memories will only be good ones

Tricia Walker

September 15, 2020

I was so saddened and heartbroken to learn of Troy's passing...as much as I am thankful for the wonderful songs with which he gifted us, songs that will continue to make us laugh and make us cry, I am even more grateful that I was a witness to his kind heart and generous spirit...he was a humble man, profound in his thinking and in his ability to share universal truths through simple examples in words and melody. I am better for having known him and blessed to be able to call him a friend. Continued prayers for his sweet family...for Patsy, his children, his grandchildren, and for his extended family...+peace+

Michelle & Dale Fortenbury

September 15, 2020

To Adam and the entire Jones family.... you all are in our prayers. May the Lord wrap his arms around each of you and guide you through this difficult time. Adam was one of my “kids” at Winn Dixie. God bless each of you.

Tammy Acklin

September 15, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about Troy’s tragic death. Steve knew him from the paper mill. My daughter was friends with your son Adam. Please extend our condolences to your family.

Mike Mclawhon

September 15, 2020

Rest in peace my friend. Prayers for the family and all he touched.

Marsha Tyler

September 15, 2020

An amazing man. Such an inspiration to us all. A talent and voice silenced much too soon.
Without a doubt - you know how much you meant to Troy.... you all were so loved and he shared that love with the world through interviews, home videos, and song.
I pray that each of you feel God's comfort and blessings during this time of sorrow that has left you with a huge void in your hearts - that I know is all too consuming. My love, thoughts, and prayers to the family - God Bless. Love all of you.
Sincerely, Marsha Tyler

Eddy Rich

September 15, 2020

“I Said Goodbye To A Hard Star today”

Remember our last season in the Red and the Gray,
We were both passed over for the City All-Star team;
We halved our sorrows together, the wound was so deep,
Sorta funny now today how important it seemed

I said Goodbye to a Hard Star today,
There were things left unsaid that I wanted to say;
It was so sudden, I’m hurting, tears on the way,
I said Goodbye to a Hard Star today

We parted ways after high school in seventy-four,
I chased a football and you made paper in Ah-ah-la-bam;
But you kept playing and writing and dreaming your songs,
First Montgomery, then Music City, where your dream came around

I said goodbye to a Hard Star today,
There were things left unsaid that I wanted to say;
It was so sudden, I’m hurting, tears on the way,
I said goodbye to a Hard Star today

Years passed by, you got real busy, while I drilled for oil,
The home folks were so happy for the writing you’d done;
It never changed you, but the hits and success came your way,
You never forgot where you came from, a St. Joe native son

I said goodbye to a Hard Star today,
There were things left unsaid that I wanted to say;
It was so sudden, I’m hurting, tears on the way,
I said goodbye to a Hard Star today

You left it all to focus on God and family,
So content and happy where you wanted to be;
Not even an offer from a friend on TV,
Could change the course you decided was your destiny

I said goodbye to a Hard Star today,
There were things left unsaid that I wanted to say;
It was so sudden, I’m hurting, tears on the way,
I said goodbye to a Hard Star today

I said goodbye to a Hard Star today,
There were things left unsaid that I never will say;
It was so sudden, I’m hurting, tears on the way,
I said goodbye to my Hard Star today.....

I said goodbye to my Hard Star today.

We love you, Troy.

Eddy Rich

September 15, 2020

Dear Patsy,

Patsy, I had just exchanged comments with Troy a few days ago, “Hello, Hard Star”, I had said and he responded back in kind. We were Both drafted to the Hard Stars, a little league baseball team sponsored by Costin’s Hardware and The local paper, the Star. We both played outfield. We bled Purple, White, & gold, growing up bonded forever by the small town magic of Port St. Joe. Graduated together in 1974. And I’m like Troy, I liked the traditional country music(George Strait, Murder on Music Row). I was shocked to learn of Troy’s passing, and once I composed myself I wrote this song for Troy. I hope it will bring you comfort. I will always be proud of Troy for the priorities he set, for putting you and his family first and for his commitment to God. Whenever I hear a song Troy penned, Patsy, I will always think of YOUR undying love, support, and commitment for my friend. Even when he was discouraged, YOU were there to gently push him towards his dream, encouraging him to use his God-given talent to make others happy and reach his God-given potential. God bless you in the days ahead, Patsy. The entire Jones family is in our prayers.

Eddy Rich

“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”—John 14:2

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”—Revelation 21:4


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