Kenneth W. Jones of Keysville, VA passed on to his eternal reward on March 5, 2021. He was born February 8, 1938 in Grayson County, VA. He was the oldest of seven children of Homer W. and Helen Bartlett Jones. The family moved from Galax to Charlotte County, VA in 1951. Kenneth worked in the family logging and lumber business, served in the US Army, and worked in a variety of trucking jobs before starting his own business in 1984. That company, Key Truck and Equipment, supports the logging and trucking industry in Southside Virginia and beyond. He earned a sterling reputation as an honest and reliable businessman as evidenced by the large number of customers who became friends. He was recently recognized by the American Truck Historical Society for over fifty years of service and dedication to the trucking industry. Kenneth was devoted to his family. His greatest joy was time spent with relatives. He loved to “camp” with his brothers and any event where his extended family was present. He was admired and loved by all and his legacy of love and friendship will live on through the family he leaves behind. Kenneth is survived by his wife: Laraine Mabry Jones (61 years), two children: Darrin Jones (Sheila) and Sharon Hanks (special friend: Paul Ashworth), four brothers: Keith Jones (Joy), Kurtis Jones (Cindy), Kolen Jones (Beverly), and Kermit Jones (Rhonda), two brothers-in-law: Wallace Paulette and Calvin Ferrell, six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, twelve nieces and nephews, many great customers and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters: Opal Paulette and Linda Ferrell, and two sons: David and Ken Jones. Services will be conducted by Browning Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville. Family and Friends are welcome to visit the funeral home.

Graveside service will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House on Monday, March 8th at 11a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions mask and social distancing is required. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Truckers Parade Against Cancer. Kenneth was a charter sponsor of this event. Make these checks payable to the American Cancer Society and send to: 5650 Thomas Jefferson Hwy, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923. Donations can also be made to the Charlotte County Rescue Squad and sent to: P O Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Bonnie R. Gilliam

    06 March 2021 7 months ago

    Spider and I send our sincere sympathy to Laraine and all the family.

  2. Chris Wilmoth

    06 March 2021 7 months ago

    Sending my prayers and condolences to Kenneth’s family. I have known Kenneth for many years and he was a good man. May he rest in God’s Grace.

  3. Janet Slaw

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    My deepest sympathy to Laraine and the rest of the family in the loss of Kenneth. Prayers and hugs of love and comfort to each of you. May God wrap his living arms around you all and comfort you.

  4. Gary Ferrell

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers. The good memories are like a waterfall thinking about all the family gatherings and staying with the family at the house in Charlotte CH. I keep seeing Grandma Jones waiting for his arrival with a fresh pot of coffee. I love y’all so much!

  5. Kevin Robins Wendy Patterson

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    Kevin and I send are condolences and prayers to all of this great mans family. Hugs and love to all at this difficult time.

  6. Jimmie Dix

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    I send my deepest sympathy to the Jones family during this time. Will keep, and be praying for entire family. May God bless, and be closer to you all during this time.

  7. David Carson

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    So very sorry. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of the family. Sincerely David and Yvonne Carson

  8. Frieda Trammell Whirley

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Bee and I thought a lot of Kenneth and his family. Bee loved to tell “stories” of him and Kenneth in high school. I feel your pain and loss. Stay strong. His suffering is over.

  9. Chris Lindsey

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    Rest in Peace Kenneth you were a great man and will be missed. Known you for years

  10. Judy Hall

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May fun memories of Kenneth bring you all comfort during this hard time in your life. Tom and Judy Hall

  11. Delores Claytor

    07 March 2021 7 months ago

    This was the most honest man that you could’ve ever met. He was always sitting in his chair and smiling we sure will miss him. Not to many honest business men left that can even touch the man Mr Kenneth was. God has you now no more pain only happiness.

  12. Linda M. Napier

    08 March 2021 7 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss of a great man. I have known this family all of my life. Cling to your memories and know that he is no longer suffering and he is now with God.

  13. Larry Hartsoe

    08 March 2021 7 months ago

    My deepest condolences to the Jones family. I pray for your peace and comfort during this time of loss.

  14. Mike bottoms

    09 March 2021 7 months ago

    My deepest condolences to the Jones family

  15. Alan and Doris Myers

    09 March 2021 7 months ago

    So very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great friend to all. He will be missed. Sympathy to his family . Alan and Doris MYers

  16. Lisa Emerson

    10 March 2021 7 months ago

    My sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Kenneth. He was such a loving and kind man. When my sister died of brain cancer he purchased a banner and placed it on his favorite truck in the Truckers Parade in remembrance of her! He was just that kind of person, always thinking of others! I live across from his business and he always looked out for me. He will be sorely missed.

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