Name: Herbert Lee "Shades" Jones
Birth Date: May 12, 1930
Death Date: Jan 03, 2012
Birthplace: Stainville, Tennessee
Resided In: Devonia, Tennessee
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: Jan 06, 2012
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 P.M.
Visitation Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Service Date: Jan 06, 2012
Service Time: 8:00 P.M.
Service Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Cemetery Date: Jan 07, 2012
Cemetery Time: 2:00 P.M.
Cemetery Location: Phillips Cemetery
Herbert Lee "Shades" Jones, age 81, a resident of Devonia, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

Shades was born May 12, 1930 in Stainville, TN. He was a lifelong resident of Devonia and of the Baptist faith.

He was a retired coal truck driver who enjoyed playing the guitar and working with arts and crafts in his spare time.

Preceded in death by parents, Herbert Jones and Ollie Phillips Jones, by brothers; J.L. Jones, Freeman "Buddy" Jones and Trixie Jones and by sisters; Lorena Jordan, Lula Pace and Jurlena Jones.

Shades is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gracie Faye Jones, by a daughter, Sandra Carroll and husband, J.D., by a granddaughter, Brandi Carroll and a great-grandson, Braxton "Punkin" Phillips all of Devonia; by a brother, C.L. Jones and wife, Betty of Union, MI, by a sister, Willene McGhee and husband, Leon of Petros.

He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Clarence Daugherty and wife, Clara of Twinsburg, Ohio, by a sister-in-law, Virginia Jones of Orlando, FL, by special neighbors Opal and Frankie Hite who checked on him faithfully every day and by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 6, 2012 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Rev. Otis Phillips and Rev. Houston Carroll officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Phillips Cemetery in Devonia. Active Pallbearers will be J.D. Carroll, Dickie Hite, Michael Carroll, James Moore, Herbie Carroll, and Leon McGhee. Honorary Pallbearer will be Braxton Phillips. Sharp Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together . In times of grief such as these, I find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Bible at John 14:14,15. The faithful Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death. All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call and I myself shall answer you. The scriptures indicate that it is possible to reunite with your loved one in the near future right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10,11 offers us this promise. If you would like more information about the hope of the resurrection, please feel free to get in touch with us. Sincerely Mar 03, 2012
Ceci Ruiz (Knoxville, )
sorry for your lost. pray and thoughts go out to young. Feb 25, 2012
Patricia {Pippi} Kennedy (Oliver Springs, TN USA)
Gracie Faye & Sandra, So sorry to hear about your dad & husband's passing. I have wonderful memories of your family. Praying for you. God Bless!! Jan 07, 2012
Wayne Phillips (Lake City, Tn. U.S.A.)
Sorry to hear of "shades" passing, He was a good bus driver back in the 70's Remember some good time on the "New River Bus" going to Lake City High. May God Bless you and your family. Jan 06, 2012
Thelma Bunch Logsdon (Lake City, Tenn USA)
You will be misssed Uncle Herbert Lee! Sorry for your loss Aunt Gracie and Sandra. Jan 06, 2012
Lisa (Jones) Bivens (Osceola, Indiana United States)
vestie jones daughter patricia viars. Sorry to here about your loss Jan 06, 2012
patricia viars (kingston , tenn roane)
Our Deepest Sympathy to Gracie & Family, its hard to lose a loved one, but you have all those wonderful memories in your hearts forever. May God Bless You. Jan 06, 2012
Clorene & Cathy Daugherty (Lafayette, TN )
Praying for the family. Jan 05, 2012
Karen Sue Carroll McKamey (Devonia, TN USA)
i am vestie jones son. sorry for your loss Jan 05, 2012
jerry kelley (, )
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