Dr. John Baxter Jones, age 71, of Clint Norris Road, Boone, passed away Monday evening, May 14, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

Dr. Jones is survived by one daughter, Chastiney Jones Elliott and husband Kirk of Fort Worth, Texas, one granddaughter, Clarin Elliott, of Fort Worth, Texas, two sisters, Linda Hodges and husband Finley of Vilas, and Gail Lambert and husband Allen of Boone and one brother, Ben Jones and wife Karen of Vilas, one brother-in-law, Burl D. Yates of Boone, one niece, Becky Yates Bautista and husband Abel of Boone, seven nephews, Michael Allen Lambert of Boone, Mark Hodges and wife Terri of Vilas, David Hodges and wife Pam of Vilas, Aaron Hodges and wife Andrea of Bristol, Tennessee, Joseph Hodges of Spartenburg, South Carolina, Jeremy Jones of Vilas and Jacob Jones and wife Katie of Cary, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl Thomas Jones and Ruby Culler Jones, and one sister, Earlene Yates.

A memorial service for Dr. John Baxter Jones will be conducted Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Wynn Greer will officiate. Military honors, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow the memorial service.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 at the Hampton Funeral Home Chapel, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101 of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Jones family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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