October 3, 1937 - October 28, 2021
Franklin (Frank) Roosevelt Jones, affectionally known to family as "Tick", was born on October 3, 1937 to the late James Arthur Jones and Essie White Jones. He peacefully departed this life on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at his home. Frank attended Nash County Public Schools, after which he joined the U.S. Army in 1953. After two years in the U.S. Army, Frank moved to Washington, DC where he began different jobs until he landed a permanent job at Division Avenue Hardware. After years at Division Avenue Hardware Frank began working in the Maintenance Department at Fort Chaplain Apartments on East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC in 1983. He completed trade school at night and achieved certification to be promoted at Ft. Chaplin Apartments as Maintenance Engineer. Frank remained in that position until his retirement in October 2016. Frank and his wife, Pandoria, enjoyed traveling. They often visited Myrtle Beach, SC, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Nashville, several Caribbean islands while on cruises, timeshare resorts in Massanutten and Williamsburg, Virginia, and the beautiful mountains in the North. Deep Sea fishing was one of Frank's favorite passions, and recently he won a City Proclamation Award on a fishing trip in Norfolk, Virginia with his nephew Juan Johnson and brother-in-law Kermit Crawford. Frank bragged about his achievement until his death. He leaves many memories to be cherished by his loving wife of 22 years Pandoria Nobles-Jones of the home, six children, Frankie Jones of Washington, DC; Troy Jones of South Carolina; Deena Webb of Norfolk, Virginia; Shelia Jones of Suitland, Maryland; Angila Dawson of Far Rockaway, New York; and Michael Jones of Atlanta, Georgia. Siblings, McCoy Jones of Spring Hope, NC; Mae Smith of Raleigh, NC; Dandy Dowdy of Bailey, NC; Earl Jones of Spring Hope, NC; Essie Lavern Dowdy of Benson, NC; Faye Horton of Spring Hope, NC; Shirley Duncan of Raleigh, NC; Kenneth Lucas of Raleigh, NC; Cynthia McKinnon of Nashville, NC; and Lottie Hinton of Raleigh, NC. Sister-in-laws Bertha Jones of Spring Hope, NC; Mary Jackson of Suitland, Md; Barbara Nobles Crawford of Chapel Hill, NC; Songo Nobles of Kinston, NC; and Lovonne Nobles Moore of Kinston, NC. Brother-in- laws Ezzie Dowdy of Bailey, NC; Phillip McKinnon of Nashville, NC; Willie Horton of Spring Hope, NC; and Dwight Hinton of Knightdale, NC; Kermit Crawford of Chapel Hill, NC; and a host of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great-Great Grand Children, Nieces and Nephews, and a close friend, Jerome Lucas. To send a memorial gift to the family of Franklin Roosevelt Jones please visit our Sympathy Store.
Franklin (Frank) Roosevelt Jones, affectionally known to family as "Tick", was born on October 3, 1937 to the late James Arthur Jones and Essie White Jones. He peacefully departed this life on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at his home. Frank attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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