Francis Decatur Jones, 69, of Raleigh, passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at FirstHealth in Troy.

A graveside service was held 3 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Sharon Cemetery in Mt. Gilead. The Rev. Chip McAulay officiated.

Mr. Jones was born October 22, 1950 in Richmond County to the late Decatur and Virginia Webb Jones. He retired from Brady Trane Company and was a member at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

He is survived by brothers, Doug Jones and wife Kay of Albemarle, Dr. Philip Jones and wife Quindolyn of Mt. Gilead, and Craig Jones and wife Lisa of Troy; nephews, Kenneth Jones and wife Susan of Indian Trail and Graham Jones and girlfriend Gabby Brickhouse of Raleigh; niece, Ashlea Wright of Charlotte; and great-nieces, Lily Grace Jones and Daisy Lauren Jones.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to The United Way of Wake County, 800 Park Offices Drive, Suite 204, Durham, NC 27709

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of FirstHealth in Troy and Rex Hematology and Oncology Associates for their loving care.