Judson Wayne Jones

Published 7:49 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Judson Wayne Jones, 67, of Corapeake, N.C., passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Wayne was born May 29, 1952, in Suffolk, to Myrtle Francis Spivey and the late Judson (Sim) Jones. Wayne is predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Ray Jones.

Wise beyond his education, Wayne founded Juwaco Inc., where he was the owner and operator since 1985. In this role, Wayne was able to teach many welders and mechanics, a talent that was appreciated throughout the community. Prior to founding Juwaco, Wayne served in the U.S. Army. He will be remembered for his work ethic, his quick wit and dry humor, his heart-warming smile, his selflessness and his willingness to help anyone with just about anything.

Wayne spent his life selflessly serving and providing for his family. His weathered hands are proof of his exceptional craftsmanship and his never-ending hard work. He was a fixer of all things. He restored the house he raised his family in, was able to fix any job that came into the shop and had a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces that only he could create. There was not anything he could not fix. When he was not at the shop, Wayne was happiest fishing, spending time on the farm and hunting. Being outdoors was truly his heaven on earth.

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His memory will be cherished and carried on by his mother Myrtle Francis Spivey; wife, Cynthia Jones, of 26 years; their children Katelin Jones Ashley (Todd) and Michaela Jones (Corey), Lee Allen Boone (Jennifer); grandson, Elijah; sister, Catherine Lynn Nelms; nephew, Ryan Nelms (Lori); and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Eureka Baptist Church with reception to follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.