Dean H. Jones, age 90, of Farthing Hayes Road, Boone, passed away Monday afternoon, October 7, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center.

Dean was born May 10, 1929 in Watauga County, a son of the late Rufus Senter Jones and Edna Baker Jones. He was a retired employee of the Watauga County School Board, and was a member of Rutherwood Baptist Church. Dean served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hampton Jones of the home; three sons, Steve Alan Jones and wife Karen of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, David R. "Randy" Jones and wife Paige of Boone, and Timothy Dean Jones and wife Angie of Indian Land, South Carolina; three grandsons, Jeremiah Alan Jones of Weaverville, North Carolina, Drake Jones, and Adam Jones, both of Indian Land, South Carolina; four granddaughters, Alisha Jones of Huntersville, North Carolina, Kelcie Jones of Charleston, South Carolina, Kaylie Jones Love and husband Ryan of Charlotte, and Kristen Jones and fiance Eli Bare of Boone; two great-grandsons, Caleb Borchardt of Huntersville, North Carolina, and Noah Johnson of Weaverville, North Carolina; one brother, Gary C. Jones and wife Rita of Boone; two sisters, Mary Lee Gentry and husband Richard of Boone, and Lena Corbin of Rapidan, Virginia; one sister-in-law, Muriel Jones of Boone, and two brothers-in-law, Allen A. Hampton and wife Opal, and Barney S. Hampton and wife Tommie, all of Boone.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Bea Storie, Odas Corbin, Ruby Shore, Pearl Moretz, and Mildred Walker, and four brothers, Earl Jones, Howard Jones, J.B. Jones, and Jimmy Jones.

Funeral services for Dean H. Jones will be conducted Friday afternoon, October 11, 2019, at 2:00 o'clock, at Rutherwood Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor Peter Vandenberg and Pastor Daniel W. Hampton. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Meat Camp Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

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