Lowell Lovette Jones, passed away on October 10, 2020, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1934, to the Rev. Dr. George Jones and Mrs. Jessie Ireta Cox Jones in the Methodist parsonage in Montrose, Ms. His first visitors were his siblings and students from the elementary school next door.
When he was nine, his family moved to Nashville, and later to Chattanooga and Cleveland, as well as Anniston and Birmingham. In 1990, he married Patricia (Pattye) Ward Franklin and moved to Lookout Mountain.
Lowell graduated from West High School, Nashville, attended, Millsaps College, and earned a BA degree in social studies from Vanderbilt/Peabody University. He later served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and pursued a career in the motor transportation industry as a national account sales representative for major trucking companies.
He was a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church and the Ault Sunday School Class.
He sang in the Chancel Choir there and also in the Scenic City Chorale. Other interests included raising and showing Dutch rabbits and maintaining aquariums of fresh water fish. Lowell loved to dance and was nicknamed “twinkle toes” by a friend in the Grumpies bridge club. In addition, he enjoyed University of Tennessee sports.
His wife, Pattye, and children; Jeffrey (Melony), Jennifer (Allen) Martin and Joe (Jennifer) and Tim (Alycial) Franklin survive him. His grandchildren, Renee Blankenship, Carter, Abby, Campbell, Bennett, Sydney, Jack and Walker Franklin revere him. Lowell was loved for his friendly, kind and gentle demeanor. He is survived by two siblings, Lanier and Sarah Jones, and nieces and nephews Rebeca, Debora, Judith, Dean, David, George, Tracy, Stephen, Kathleen, Patricia, Bill, Susan, and Ken Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bill and George (Valera).
Those persons wishing to celebrate Lowell’s life may choose to donate to the Parkinson's Foundation, First Centenary Music Ministry or a favorite charity.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the chapel of Hamilton Funeral Home with Dr. C. Mark Gooden and Dr. David Harr officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service.
Interment will follow at Forest Hills cemetery.
Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423 531-3975.