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David Charles Jones

Obituary Date: Monday, January 10, 2022

David Charles Jones, age 75 of Sautee, passed away January 10, 2022 after a short illness.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 25, 1946, David was the son of Shuford M. Jones Sr. and Katherine Nix Jones. He graduated from Milton High School in 1964 and attended Emory at Oxford and Dekalb Junior College. He served in the United States Army Security Agency from his enlistment in December 1966 thru December 1970. He spent 23 months of this time in Thailand and 3 months in Vietnam. After returning home, he worked for a period of time at Prudential in Midtown Atlanta. There he would meet his future wife Janet Jones. They were married on August 19, 1972. In June, 1973, they moved to Helen, GA and within weeks began their business that is still operating today, Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen. From 1974-1976 he attended Truett McConnell Junior College where he graduated with high honors. He not only had the candy store but was heavily involved in all activities in Helen, including Oktoberfest and the Fasching Festival. David became one of the town leaders. When Helen connected with Fussen, Germany as sister cities, he made trips to there to help bring the two towns closer. David was always quick to support candy. In 2005 he wrote a book entitled, Candy Making for Dummies. When his parents were in the hospital or when his mom was in assisted living he would frequently take candy to the staff. David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wayne.

Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Janet Jones; daughter, Andrea Colette Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Diana Nicole Jones Reis and Mike of Canton, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Shuford Jones Jr. and Ann of Winder, GA; sister, Mary Lynn Jones of St. Petersburg, FL, brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Susan Jones of Clarkesville, GA; sister-in-law, Grace Jones of Baldwin, GA; grandchildren, Zackery, Kailey, Megan and Grayson Reis of Canton, GA, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville, GA. The Rev. Mark Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM Thursday at the church prior to the service.

Flowers will be acknowledge or donations can be made to Truett McConnell University, 100 Alumni Dr. Cleveland, GA 30528 or charity of your choice.

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Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. 706-865-3101. 

Funeral Date
01/13/2022 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Barrett Funeral Home
(706) 865-3101
118 N Brooks St, Cleveland 30528