Stephen “Steve” R. Jones
March 18, 1941 – March 2, 2017
ZEBULON – Stephen “Steve” R. Jones, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday after many years battle with cancer & other health issues. He was reared in Nash, Wake & Franklin Counties to the late Johnnie W. & Effie Gay Jones. He graduated from Middlesex High School
Steve went to work for the F.B.I. as a Fingerprint Clerk, He later served in the U. S. Air Force Reserves as a communications specialist. Following this he went to work part time with the NCDMV & then to work with the N. C. SBI until his retirement with over 30 years Steve worked in various positions he was a field agent/crime Scene Search Specialist, Arson & Fire Investigator & Supervisor. Steve testified as an expert witness in Latent fingerprint, palm print, and footprint identification. Steve worked for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as a bailiff, he worked with Courtesy Ford later Leith Ford. He was also a charter member of both Pilot Lions & Vol. Fire Dept. He was president of the Franklin County Fire Association. He was involved in his church in many capacities.
Funeral service 2 pm, Saturday, Social Plains Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Jones Family Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Whitley Jones, children, Stephen Chad Jones (fiancé Shannon Sarkis) Stephanie Dawn Jones, brother, Don Jones (Nan), grandchildren, John Gabriel Jones, Lily Abigail Jones, & Joshua Raymond Sarkis.
The family wishes to thank Gentiva Home Health & Transitions Lifecare for their kindness during this time.
Visitation 6-8 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home of Don & Nan Jones.