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Joseph "Buddy" Leon Jones

July 17, 1939 ~ March 17, 2018 (age 78)

ELLAVILLE, GA - Mr. Joseph "Buddy" Leon Jones, age 78, of Port St. Joe, Florida, passed away on March 17, 2018.  Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson-Giddens Funeral Home on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM.  Pastor Chris Richardson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Ellaville City Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
     Mr. Jones was born July 17, 1939 in Callahan, FL to the late Mabel Wyant Jones and Gilbert Arthur Jones.  Joe married the love of his life on August 3, 1958, Martha Annette Renfroe. Joe and Annette moved from South Florida to Ellaville and Ideal Georgia in 1975. He retired from Independent Life Insurance Company after 28 years. They moved to Port St. Joe in 2001. He enjoyed fishing and farming whether it was in a field or a pot. He truly loved God and his family with all his heart. Joe and Annette were foster parents for a number of years to many children, two are considered like daughters Charlotte Ann Morris of North Pole, AK and Anna Morris of Cordele, GA. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by a sister, Addie Mae Jones Smith; a son-in-law, Robert Hill; five brothers-in-law, Fred Renfroe, Charles Renfroe, Larry Renfroe, Palmer Gene Smith and Jerry Latham.
     Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha Annette Jones of Port St. Joe, FL; one daughter, Joann Jones Hill of Port St. Joe, FL; three grandsons, Christopher "Chris" Hill and Joseph "Joey" Hill, both of Port St. Joe, FL and Thomas "Tommy" Hill of Salt Lake City, UT; two great-grandsons, Casen Hill and Grayson Hill of Port St. Joe, FL; two great-granddaughters, MacKenzie Hill of Port St. Joe, FL and Sofia Hill of Salt Lake City, UT; one brother, Raymond Jones and his wife, Dianne; two sisters, Evelyn Jones Smith and her husband, Franklin and Lois Jones Latham; a sister-in-law, Judi "Cookie" Renfroe Romiti and her husband, Frank; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
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     Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA is in charge of the arrangements.

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