Martin Jones

Jul 31, 2014

Papaw Jones

CLYDE — Martin Andrew Jones, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Howard Martin and Mackalean Kuykendall Jones, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Jones, and half-brother, Chester Kuykendall. Martin was employed at Lea Industries for 20 years and was a member of Panther Creek Baptist Church. He loved to trade on guns, dogs, and livestock and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Martin is survived by a brother, Bill Jones and wife, Gayla, of Canton; his best friend and pastor, Ronald Greene; close friend, Tony Williams; several nieces and nephews; and several children that considered him “Papaw Jones.”

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Panther Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. prior to services at the church.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at