Anthony Earl Jones

January 22, 1938 - December 24, 2015

01/22/1938 - 12/24/2015

Past Services

Tuesday December 29, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Wednesday December 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gateway Free Will Baptist Church
5473 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Wednesday December 30, 2015
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N Witchduck Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
757-497-8925 | Directions

Anthony Earl Jones, 77, went home to be with the Lord December 24, 2015. He was born to the late Leo and Ollie Henry Jones in Selma, NC. He served his country in the Virginia National Guard and retired from the Naval Aviation Depot as a General Foreman. He enjoyed gardening and being a general handyman, fixing things that weren’t even broken; but his biggest enjoyment was being Pawpaw and teaching Sunday school at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church where he was a member since 1966.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret; his children, Tony and Stephen Jones, and Jennifer Speelman and her husband Tim; grandchildren, Jason and Brian Jones, Stephanie Crow and her husband Dan, Daniel, Victoria, Olivia, Kimberly, and Michael Speelman; and great-grandchildren, Christopher and Alex Crow.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church at 1pm with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, from 6-8pm. Please visit to offer a note of condolence to the family.

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Ruby Skittlethorpe
8 years ago

Dear Margaret, Stephen and family, I was so sadden to learn of Earls passing, though we know he is with Jesus. He has left many happy memories we will hold in our hearts. He will surely be missed. I thank God I had the privilege of sharing his friendship and his love for God, and being a part of his St. Johns Sunday School class until I moved to Edenton in 2001. May God give you peace, strength and comfort in this time of sorrow. Remembering you in prayer. Love Eva Spruill and Sister Ruby.

steve and sheila boyce of chesapeake va
8 years ago

to the jone family was sorry to hear about earl pass away I will miss he smile and warn welcome he give wind walk in to he sunday class my prayer are with yall guys

Lyle Bagley
8 years ago

Anthony was a class act, admired and loved by many of us. He was also a man of principle and a good Christian friend. To Margaret and the rest of the family, you can take pride in the man he was and the impact he had on many others.

Mike & JoAnne Tatarian
8 years ago

Dear Margaret,
We are so sorry to hear about Earl’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your husband. We pray for God’s comfort and peace for you and your family during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.