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Amos Jr. Jones2/23/1997
Funeral services for Amos Jones Jr., 76, of Knoxville, who died February 23, at
the Knoxville Area Community Hospital, were held February 26, 1997, at Williams
Funeral Home in Knoxville. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

The Rev. Martha Ward officiated at the services. Music was provided by Darlene Mooberry,
organist, and John Crawford, vocalist. Pallbearers were Dr. George Andrew, Dr. Ted
Eller, Frank Elliott, Stu Job, Dr. Robert McClung, and Dallas McLaughlin. Honorary
bearers were Jack Belknap, Junior Nichols, Woodrow Geery, and Clyde Williams.

Amos was born March 7, 1920, in Marion County, the son of Amos R. and Grace E. Jones.
He attended the Union Township Country School and graduated from Knoxville High
School in 1938. After graduation, he worked at the People's Store and Beebout Coal
Company in Knoxville.

He was united in marriage to Ruth L. Durham On August 20, 1939, in Memphis, Mo.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 in Manilla Bay in the Philippines.
He worked for Scott Petroleum for several years after his discharge. He and Ruth
became owners of Scott Petroleum in 1959, retiring in 1985.

He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Knoxville, and
belonged to the Oil Jobbers Association of Iowa. He was also a member of the Pine
Knolls Country Club, and a charter member of the Knoxville Industrial Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, of Knoxville; a brother, Bob Jones of Knoxville; and
a sister, Betty Conklin of Indianola.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Radio Ministry.