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CONCORD, NC – Wayne Jones Sr., 64, a native of Youngstown, OH took his final flight on Friday, August 17, 2018 surrounded by five of his eight children at the Carolinas Palliative Care & Hospice facility in Kannapolis, NC
He was born on March 15, 1954, son of the late Charles Green Sr. and the late Eddie Bell Hunt.
Wayne received his formal education within the Youngstown school system and graduated from East High School in 1973. He joined the United States Army and served his country proudly in the Vietnam War. Upon completing a tour he returned to Youngstown as a civilian where he gained employment at the Washington Inventory Service and shared his passion for cooking as a chef at various companies and establishments. Wayne relocated to Concord, NC in January of 2009 to continue life with his wife Karen. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in North Carolina, where he served as a volunteer for Room in the Inn, its Sunday School and Men’s Fellowship. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler Fan.
He is survived by his children, LaShawn of Youngstown, LaVenia Bailey of Katy, TX, Wayne of Youngstown, O'Nesha of Youngstown, Darla of Concord, NC, Darnell of Youngstown, and Durell of Columbus; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Vera Hubbard, Paul Green, Shirley Dean, Charles Green Jr., Bobbie Jean (Stafford) Jackson all of Youngstown, Brian (Melinda) Hunt of Alliance, Helen Hunt, Jeffery (Tina) Hunt of Columbus, Durrell Hunt of Cleveland, and Larry Jones; his only surviving aunt, Catherlin Mitchell of Youngstown; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and life-long friends of which he spoke with daily.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 24 yrs Karen Bailey-Jones; their son, Delbert Sr.; grandson Delbert Jr.; great-grandson Breaden; his two brothers, Delbert Jones and Bobby Green; one sister, Barbara Ann Williams; mother-in-law, Theola Bailey; an aunt who helped to rear him, Wilma Dothard.
Wayne will return to Youngstown, OH to be laid to rest at the Tod Homestead Cemetery, following home going services on Saturday, August 25th at Greater Friendship Baptist Church at 10 am after the 9 am quiet hour viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.