Sam D. Jones, Jr.

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Sam D. Jones Jr., 92, formerly of Chapel Hill, NC passed away peacefully after a long battle with dementia Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Etters, PA.

He was born February 16, 1925 in Greer, SC. Son of the late Sam D Jones and Tweetie Bearden Jones.  He was a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, US Navy 1943-1976, US Postal employee and ROTC Instructor at UNC and Duke University. Sam proudly served during WWII, Korean War, Vietnam and the Cold War.

Survived by his daughter, Patricia Dravk and husband Michael of Etters, PA; step-son, Douglas Gilstrap and wife Edna, Blue Ridge, SC; three grandchildren; four loveable great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Sam was predeceased by sons, Keith B. Jones and Daniel T. Jones; six brothers, William (Casey), Garvin, Bobby, Douglas, Harold, Maxwell; three sisters, Gladys (Barton), Audrey (Brown), Hazel (Stewart) and his beloved dog Lulu.

Services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation 9:45-10:45 a.m. at The Wood Mortuary Chapel, 300 West Poinsett Street, Greer. Services by Reverend Eddie Cooper of Apalache Baptist Church where Sam was a member.Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, located on Drace Avenue, Greer with full military honors. Friends and family are invited to gather at Sammie Johnson’s home located at 437 Tyger Ridge Lane, Lyman SC immediately following the services.  

Online condolences may be made at

The Greer Citizen

317 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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