Timothy L. Jones

Published 10:08 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Timothy L. Jones, 64, of Boiling Spring Lakes, passed away with his family by his side on July 10, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Bolivia.

He was born and raised in Suffolk by his wonderful parents, James Herbert and Frances Jones. He loved his parents immensely. He moved his family to Long Beach more than 30 years ago, where he enjoyed the beach, jet-skiing, playing softball and even motorcycle racing, in which he won many trophies. He and his wife, Gayle, enjoyed motorcycling until his health would not allow him to drive. He excelled at whatever he pursued.

Timothy worked for Duke Energy (CP&L) until his declining health forced him to stop. Timothy was stricken by first Parkinson’s disease, then Lewy Body Dementia.

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He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially the Redskins, VCU, Panthers, N.C. State and UNCW. Tim also was an avid NASCAR fan, always rooting for Darryl Waltrip until Darryl’s retirement. He was such an enthusiastic sports fan he would yell at the players, racers and coaches on TV like they could hear him.

Timothy’s beloved family include his wife of 36 years, Gayle; the children he adored, Beverly, David and Emily; his grandchildren, Beth, Katelynn, Zachery and Austin. In Virginia, he leaves his mother, Frances; sister, Sharon Byrd; and brother, Mike; and nieces and nephews he loved. Tim also loved his sister and brother-in-law from Sunset Harbor, John and Judith Romanelli, who helped care for him and the family during this difficult time. He also loved his furry companion, Ziggy. Timothy was also in love with his grand-dogs Buddha and Rango. His face lit up every time they came to visit him.

Per Tim’s request, there will be no formal service. All he wanted was his ashes to be joined with the waters of the Roanoke Sound off Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, the Jones family asks that you make a donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Bolivia. The care and loving, gentle manner they all displayed during this difficult time was priceless to our family. We cannot thank all the hospice workers enough.