Donald “Donnie” Forbes Jones, 78, of 110 Taylors Lane, Camden, NC died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his residence. He was a native of Camden, born in Riddle on January 1, 1939 to the late Celus B. and Nannie Forbes Jones. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn Needham Jones of the residence. He served his country honorably in the US Army and built a career in the shipbuilding industry as a planner, estimator and inspector. After retirement from the Norfolk Shipyard, he worked with Hoffer Flow Controls as a machinist and later retired from that position. Donnie was a dedicated member, choir member and Deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church; a member of Masonic Lodge 52 AF & AM and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, #44 OES. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had the reputation of being able to fix anything.
In addition to his wife, Evelyn, Donnie is survived by a daughter, Donna Sawyer and husband, Chuck; a son, Troy Jones and wife Heather; three grandchildren, Carlee Sawyer, Kailyn Jones and Austin Jones; many nieces and nephews; his best buddy, Tippie; and a host of neighbors and friends who cherished his friendship. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Jones.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rodney Needham, Rev. Billy Royal and Rev. Cody Brinkley officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is assisting the Jones family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.
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