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Obituary: Barry 'BJ' Jones

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Barry “BJ” Jones

Barry “BJ” Jones

Barry “BJ” Jones, 72, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, left this world to be with his Lord on Jan. 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. 

Mr. Jones was born on Aug. 25, 1948 to the late W.C. and Robbie Jones in Clarksville. He is survived by his sister, Lawanna Bowers, and brother, Jerry Jones, and his wife, Debbie. 

BJ married the love of his life, C.J. Jones, on Dec. 30, 1994. Together, they share four children Kimberly Barrett; Troy Jones and his wife, Tammy; Desiree Ashe and her husband, Jami; and Carl Ogg and his fiancé, Hannah. 

He was a graduate of Woodlawn High School and worked as the vice president of excavating at Carbine & Associates. He worked in construction for most of his adult life and was a member of Blooming Grove Baptist Church. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Tyler Barrett, and his brother-in-law, Jerry Bowers. 

BJ enjoyed playing softball as pitcher in Clarksville and the surrounding areas. He enjoyed woodworking and the outdoors. He collected coins, marbles and knives. He played the guitar and always knew the best jokes. He loved spending time enjoying his 13 grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Their favorite pastimes were playing with Pop’s antique toy collection and eating the delicious teacakes he made every Christmas. 

Visitation for Barry Jones will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home and on Friday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. until a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Brother David Mackens will officiate. Barry will be laid to rest following the service at Blooming Grove Baptist Church. 

Pallbearers will be Chris Bowers, Jami Ashe, Garrett Jensen, Alex Snider, Justin Robertson and Keaton Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blooming Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 28, Woodlawn, TN 37191.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488.