December 1, 1966 ~ July 9, 2022

Born in: Shreveport, LA
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Kenneth Alton Jones, 55, of Lilburn, GA, passed away July 9, 2022 at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital Atlanta, GA. Kenneth and was born December 1, 1966 to Robert T. and Mary Jo Jones in Shreveport, LA. Kenneth, “Kenny” to his friends, grew up in Clarkston, GA after his family moved from Miami, FL. Kenny loved sports and was a competitive athlete. He was dedicated to wrestling and lettered for four years at Clarkston High School, where he graduated in 1985. In 1988, while working at Thriftown Grocery Store he met Laura, who was to be his future wife. He later found his niche in landscaping, working at Summit Lawn Works as a production manager before starting his own landscaping business. Kenny was an avid deer hunter, a time he enjoyed with his father, brother, and close friends. Kenny loved watching the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and eventually grew to love the Georgia Bulldogs. Kenneth is preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Jones (d. 2020). He is survived by his wife, Laura Jones (McCravy), Mother Mary Jo Jones (Sykes), brother and best friend Robert S. Jones (Steve), uncle William Parker Sykes, and many close friends, including: Brandon Baines, Danny Gasser, Tom McManama, Rob Meeks, Zac Real, Pat Schrader, Reeves Stribling, and Drew Williams. Kenny will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband. He was a beloved son and brother, a “one of a kind” with a big smile who showed kindness to everyone he met. His wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held August 27, 2022. The family would like to thank Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, FACP, FASCO, and his team of Emory Winship Cancer Institute, David M. Berkowitz, MD, and his team of Emory Winship Cancer Institute, the staff who cared for Kenny at Emory University Hospital on unit 8 Tower North and Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital on unit 2 East ICU. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Emory Winship Cancer Institute.

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  1. CandleImageI went to Clarkston High School with Kenny. We were in the same graduating class, 1985. He was always very friendly, always had a smile on his face. I have very fond memories of him.

  2. CandleImageKenny was my best friend when we were younger, I met him as soon as I moved here in 5th grade and after some moving around, we were very close my senior year, his junior year, sadly we drifted apart after school and I unfortunately only saw Kenny less than 20 times since , I regret not making more of an effort to get together, and I’ll always feel bad that I didn’t get to say goodbye to my old friend, Kenny was a great guy, with a good heart, great sense of humor, and he’ll be missed by many….rest in peace my friend
    I’ll never forget the good times we had.

  3. CandleImageMy deepest sympathies to Laura and to all of the Jones family. You are in my thoughts now and will continue to be in the days ahead. I will always remember Kenny’s smile and kindness. ❤️

  4. There no words to express my sadness of the news. Kendawg was more than a friend he was my brother. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

  5. Sending prayers and deepest sympathy to all the family. The Jones’ lived in Echo Woods and Kenny and my brother Brandon remained close over the years. I will miss the texted photos that Kenny and Brandon competed in at holidays to see who had the best meal. Kenny was a good friend to so many and his absence will leave a hole in many hearts!

  6. Prayers for Kenny’s family and all of his friends throughout the years. I remember him as being such a sweet guy in high school. Soft spoken and kind. I pray for comfort and healing during this difficult time. Kenny is healed now and watching over from Heaven.

  7. I clearly remember Kenny with vivid clarity from CHS. Kenny was calm and extremely kind. Kenny had an awesome sense of humor, a highly competitive spirit and was liked by all who knew him. I am saddened to hear of his passing, his family in my prayers. RIP Kenny, you are with our Lord, Godspeed to you Sir!

  8. All. I Wanted to share a memory. I remember having “fat man’s” wrestling practice at Clarkston High. If we were more than a few pounds overweight, coach Chonko would take steps to make sure we were going to make weight for our matches. Me, Kenny, Tommy Roach, Scott Shope were some of the regulars. Ironic as between the lot of us we looked like we could have walked out of a concentration camp. Mainly a bunch of running in the halls, but some times it would be supplemented with extra wrestling where Jimmy Stradley or Joe Bailey our Unlimited would stay back and enjoy rolling around on us for an extra hour in addition to running our a***es off. We were always half starved and none of us had a lot of extra energy. Through all the pain I remember he always had a great smile as we ran through the halls and was always was in a good mood. You really developed a comraderie with your team, particularly the ones you went through a lot of this extra pain over several years. My sister told me Sunday of Kenny’s passing, I had not really had much contact with him since high school wrestling but would occasionally wonder what he or some of the other guys were up to. Although it Made me sad to hear he passed away without having a chance to catch up as we probably only have lived a few miles from each other, him in Lilburn and me in Tucker. It made me happy to hear that he lived a good life, was married and stayed close to some of the other guys from the wrestling team. Rest in peace Kenny.

    Jim Feagle

  9. Laura Jones you are a very given person and my heart goes out to you and Kenny family you know if you need any of your coworkers we will be there for you all you have to do is to call and you know that we will be there for you ,so sorry that your heart been broken but the word of God says only I can mend a broken heart and he promise that he would, hold on each day and God will always make away, holding you in pray while you go through your journey.

  10. CandleImageI have very fond memories of Kenny. Have know him since we were kids. He was always entertaining and would make you laugh at the crazy stuff he would do. He was a kind soul and a nice person to be around. Always showed interest in you. We had fun as kids and I enjoyed talking and getting to know him again as an adult over the last 8 years or so. We will all miss Kenny.

  11. I lived two houses up the hill from Kenny and his family on Echo Woods Drive. My mom wrote in my baby book that he was my very first friend when we moved to Clarkston. We went through school together and graduated from Clarkston in the class of 1985. I wish I could have attended the service on August 27 to see his mom and family. My dad actually passed away that same day. We were with him. May they both rest in peace.

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