Edgar Rawlings Jones

May 1, 1945July 11, 2013

Edgar Rawlings Jones, 68, was taken suddenly on July 11, 2013, in a tragic accident while on vacation with his wife, Linda, in Nice, France. He was the son of the late Dr. Darden W. Jones and Sara Rawlings Jones of Franklin, VA, and joins them and his father-in-law, William H. Kohnke, in heaven. Ed was a devoted family man and loving husband. He is survived by his wife Linda Kohnke Jones; his brother, Darden Watkins Jones Jr.; and mother-in-law, Lucienne Kohnke. Following his graduation from Franklin High School in 1963, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1967 and was selected for membership to the Beta Commission of the Kappa Alpha Order. Before completing his law degree at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, he earned an MBA degree from Old Dominion University. Following VMI, he served in the United States Air Force for four years in R.A.F. Mildenhall, England and Langley Air Force Base. In addition to practicing law in Franklin, VA, he practiced law in Frankfurt, Germany for ten years before continuing his practice in Williamsburg, VA. He will be missed dearly by his immediate family, relatives and faithful dog, Zoé. We are grateful to the abounding and loving support of our friends and all persons touched by Ed’s constant concern for the welfare of others. The family will receive friends at the Nelsen Funeral Home on Sunday, August 4th, from 2-4 PM. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Eddy’s life in the Franklin Christian Church on Saturday, August 3rd at 12 PM. His final repose will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brock, Darden Jones & Selma Gertrude Rawls Jones Scholarship at Elon University, Campus Box 26001, Elon, NC 27244. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2013

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Cynthia Peters Zeier

June 4, 2014

I would like very much to get in touch with Mrs. Jones. I am an old friend from Germany and have heard of Ed's passing. I don't know if it possible or not, but would appreciate if you would past this on to Linda. My email is Thank you in advance.

Ben Murphey

August 26, 2013

Myself and my families prayers go out to Mr. Jones wife and his family. Mr. Jones was a good man, loved his wife and said he was happiest when spending time with his wife in France. God Speed Edgar and may the Lord look over his family.

jeffrey smith

August 15, 2013

my though go too the jones, family.he will be miss.from the united state postal service.

MaryAnn (Phares) Reinert

August 8, 2013

I had the pleasure of knowing Eddie when he was a young 2nd Lt at Langley AFB, VA. He was so kind and caring and the last time I spoke with him, he talked about going to Law School. I am so glad he attained his dream and it sounds like he had a loving family, as well. I pray for all his loved ones left behind that the pain of your loss will be lessened by your memories of one of the nicest people I ever met. May he RIP!

SUSAN scott campbell

August 3, 2013


Mark Personeus

August 1, 2013

Please accept the heartfelt condolences of my entire family. I will never forget Edgar Jones, for his intelligence, wit, service to our nation, and great kindness. He was a true Virginia Gentleman in every sense of the word.

Mark Personeus

Richard Walls & Body Shop Williamsburg Motors

July 31, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother in your time of grief.

Vickie H. Nase

July 31, 2013

My dearest Linda, upon learning of your loss, my heart ached for you. Ed was bare none the finest of Virginia Gentlemen to mankind. He had an earnest warmth towards people and always had your best interest in mind. It was always a pleasure to run into Ed whether he and Mama were grocery shopping or he was just out. I offer my heartfelt sympathy and pray for healing. If you need me for anything, I am as close as a phone call away.

Burk Beale

July 30, 2013

Pat and I extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Eddy was always a giver, and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. Our prayers are with you, your mom, Zoe, and Watt through this tragedy.

Burk Beale and Pat Fitzsimmons

Jacqueline Szupel

July 29, 2013

Dear Linda and Lucienne
Shocked to read about your loss. Receive our most sincere condolences.
Ed and Jacqueline Szupel (Aviano,1975/1979)