Earl Bryan “Butch” Jones Jr., 75, of Beaufort, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.
He was born on January 25, 1945 to Earl and Norma Jones in Wilmington, Delaware. After graduating from Beaufort High School, he joined the Army National Guard. He served for six years and earned the rank of Sergeant. In his early career he worked for Charles King Surveying for 18 years. He then joined the NC Ferry Division and retired from there after 25 years.
Butch was a member and past Master of the Franklin Lodge 109; as well as a member of the Eastern Star where he served two terms as Worthy Patron, District Deputy Grand Patron, and a Grand Representative. He was a Shriner, member of the Scottish Rite, Order of Amaranth, where he served as Royal Patron, and the American Legion Post 99.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Noe-Brooks Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Patterson Officiating. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service at the funeral Home. Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing will be required. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on the Noe-Brooks Funeral Service Facebook page.
Butch is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria Murphy Jones of Beaufort; son, Christopher Brian Jones and his wife Sarah of Otway; grandson, Spencer Thomas Jones of Otway; sisters, Judi Daher and her husband John of Lansing, MI, and Diana Lewis of Otway.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Norma Jones; and brother, Richard “Dickie” Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gift’s in Butch’s name can be given to First Free Will Baptist Church C/O Youth Program PO BOX 2069 Beaufort, NC 28516.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.