Harold Douglas Jones, Jr. died Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Odyssey Hospice House after a long courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer. He was 72. Doug was preceded in death by his father, the late Harold Douglas Jones, Sr. He was a graduate of Central High School in Chattanooga, TN and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga where he earned a degree in chemistry. After graduation, he worked for Gillman Paint Company for a number of years and later joined Permite Paint Corporation where he worked for nearly thirty years. He was an accomplished guitar player/performer and an avid songwriter.
Survivors include his son, Rodney Christie Jones of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Kristin Mealor of Atlanta, GA; stepdaughter, Syria Sinoski of Houston, TX; his mother, Mary Francis Jones of Chattanooga, TN; his brother, Rick Connie Jones of Chattanooga, TN; eight grandchildren; and life-long companion, Joan Tysinger of Atlanta, GA.
A memorial service where the family will receive friends will be held at 1633 Clifton Ter NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6th with the Reverend McClellon D. Cox officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dekalb Medical Foundation, Myeloma Research, 2701 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, www.dekalbmedical.org/Foundation/WaysToGive.aspx, American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, or the Atlanta Humane Society, www.atlantahumane.org/donate/donate-to-animals.php.