James Kipper “Kip” Jones age 56, of Knoxville passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2012, at his residence in Knoxville.
James was born in Knoxville on Aug. 13, 1956, to James B. and Charlotte Rae Jones. He grew up in Knoxville and attended Knoxville High School.
After high school Kip worked mainly in construction. He enjoyed his family especially spending time with his grandchildren.
Kip is survived by his lifelong companion Rhonda Hammonds of Knoxville; his son, Logan Jones and wife Ashlea of Des Moines; two daughters, Alicia Robinson and husband Dean and Holly Beck and husband James all of Knoxville; and seven grandchildren, Gavin, Alexis, Trevon, Kaiden, Kael, Katelynn, and Natalie. He is also survived by his father Jim Jones and wife Peg of Pershing; one brother, Kyle Jones of Knoxville; two step brothers, Robbie Gray of Newton and Todd Gray of Newton; one step sister, Becky Hall of West Olive, Mich.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother Charlotte Jones and one brother in infancy Christopher Jones; and one granddaughter, Brittney.
A graveside memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Graceland Cemetery of Knoxville, with Pastor Bruce Rietveld officiating.
A memorial has been established to Kip’s family. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville.