John Carl Jones, 85, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023, at his home. He was a native of Alamance County and the son of the late M.B. “Farmer” Jones and Helen Ledwitch Jones. He was married for over 62 years to the love of his life Betty Lowe Jones, who survives.
Carl was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Before his retirement as a boilermaker, he worked as an electoral contractor and plumbing contractor for the state of North Carolina as well as a boilermaker safety instructor.
He invested time and inspiration in his two sons by laying the ground work for both of their lifelong careers in film making. In 1968 he took them to visit a film set that was being produced, directed and starring American Bandstand host Dick Clark which inspired them to follow the career path of film makers. He even made a special background character appearance on the PBS 1979 Special “The Gardeners Son”. Along with his sons he was a founding member of the haunted attraction The Hollywood Horror Show which began in 1989 and continues to this day.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Jo Lowe Jones, sons; Dean Jones and wife, Melissa Davis Jones, Starr Jones and wife Carla Jones, grandchildren; Kayleigh Black, Aaron Jones and Chloe Jones and great grandchildren; Esmae and Emery. Sister and brother-in- law’s; Deborah and Rick Freedman, Ruby Lowe, Katie and John Hinshaw and Freddie Lowe, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a close family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; M.B. “Farmer” and Helen Jones, sister; Betty Lou Jones Allred, husband Earl, mother and
father-in-law’s; Elsie and Luther Lowe, sister and brother-in-law’s; Faye Thomas (James), Junior Lowe (Mae) and Carlton (Glenda) Lowe.
There will be a service to celebrate Carl’s life on Tuesday, January 2, 2023 at 3:00PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:45 prior to the service at the church.
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
3:45 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery