Troy Jones, 81, of Jackson died Aug. 16, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 12, 1927. He was chosen as Jackson's Man of the Year in 1974 in recognition of his work with the CCARC, an affiliate of the state and national ARC. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in which he served in the Air Force as staff sergeant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Santa Fe Lodge #226 of Jackson. For many years he owned and managed restaurants in the Jackson area, including Troy's Drive-In.
Survivors include his wife, Estelle Jones, Jackson; two daughters, Catherine Jones, Peggy Jones, both of Jackson; two sisters, Imogene (Don) Coleman, Mobile, Dot Nealey, Jackson; two brothers, Billy (Anne) Jones, Jackson, Ivan (Julia) Jones, Foley; nine nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raleigh and a brother, H.B. Jones.
The service was Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Revs. Tim Huie and Jerry Gibson officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens. Lathan funeral Home of Jackson directed.
Active pallbearers were Graham Braswell, Dwight Goolsby, Norvelle Jones, Art Mosley, Ed Harris, Tom Henley, Jim Reid and Paul South.
The family will accept flowers or memorials made to the First Baptist Church, 214 College Avenue, Jackson, AL 36545, or to CCARC, 501 Forest Avenue, Jackson or to a favorite charity.