Kenneth W. Jones

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Kenneth W. Jones, of Keysville, passed on to his eternal reward on March 5. He was born Feb.8, 1938 in Grayson County. He was the oldest of seven children of Homer W. and Helen Bartlett Jones.

The family moved from Galax to Charlotte County in 1951. Kenneth worked in the family logging and lumber business, served in the US Army, and worked in a variety of trucking jobs before starting his own business in 1984. That company, Key Truck and Equipment, supports the logging and trucking industry in Southside Virginia and beyond. He earned a sterling reputation as an honest and reliable businessman as evidenced by the large number of customers who became friends. He was recently recognized by the American Truck Historical Society for over fifty years of service and dedication to the trucking industry.

Kenneth was devoted to his family. His greatest joy was time spent with relatives. He loved to “camp” with his brothers and any event where his extended family was present. He was admired and loved by all and his legacy of love and friendship will live on through the family he leaves behind.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Laraine Mabry Jones (61 years); two children, Darrin Jones (Sheila) and Sharon Hanks (special friend: Paul Ashworth); four brothers, Keith Jones (Joy), Kurtis Jones (Cindy), Kolen Jones (Beverly) and Kermit Jones (Rhonda); two brothers-in-law, Wallace Paulette and Calvin Ferrell; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; twelve nieces and nephews and many great customers and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Opal Paulette and Linda Ferrell and two sons, David and Ken Jones.

Services will be conducted by Browning Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. Family and friends are welcome to visit the funeral home.

Graveside service was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House on Monday, March 8 at 11a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions mask and social distancing were required. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Truckers Parade Against Cancer. Kenneth was a charter sponsor of this event. Make these checks payable to the American Cancer Society and send to: 5650 Thomas Jefferson Hwy, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923. Donations can also be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad and sent to: P O Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947.