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Obituary – Emery "Rocky" Jones




Emery “Rocky” Jones, age 64 of Columbia, TN passed away on April 19, 2019 at home with his family. Rocky was born in 1954 to the late Henry and Geraldine Woodside Jones. He worked at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN for 47 years and knew everything about each breed of horse at the farm. He loved to hunt and fish. Rocky was a man of his word and would help anyone in need. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Rocky is preceded in death by his sister, Karen England and his brother, Robert “Bob” Jones. He leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Debra “Debbie” Jones; children, Justin Jones and Candi (Adam) Lynn; brother, Henry “Toot” (Tammy) Jones; sisters, Linda (Clifton) Crutcher and Charlene (Freddie) Lancaster; grandchildren, Blake and Abygail Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00PM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, Clay Harlin officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8PM on Sunday and one hour prior to service. Burial at Spring Hill Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be Dan Ford, Marty Warren, Brandon Jones, Derek Crutcher, Kevin Crutcher and Chad Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Jones Memorial Fund in care of SPRING HILL MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME 931-486-0059 www.springhill-memorial.com

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