Joseph Wesley Jones Jr.

By  | January 13, 2021 | Filed under: Elliott Funeral Home, Obituaries

Rev. Joseph Wesley Jones Jr., of Moulton, Alabama, died Sunday, Jan. 10 in Huntsville at the age
of 67 following a brief illness.
A retired United Methodist pastor who spent almost 30 years serving 10 churches in the South
Georgia Conference, Wesley is survived by his wife, June, of 48 years. They met at Andrew
College (Cuthbert, Georgia), married in 1972 and graduated together from Andrew College and
LaGrange College (LaGrange, Georgia).
Wesley received his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of
Theology in 1987. He was active in local and international missions, including trips to Belize,
Cuba and Panama. A book collector, voracious reader, singer, gardener, painter and part-time
Santa Claus who had many other hobbies, he most enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren and finding new destinations for them to visit together.
Preceded in death by his parents Joseph Wesley Jones and Beatrice Autry Jones, Wesley is
survived by three sons: Joey (Gwen) Jones of Boone, North Carolina; Jonathan (Angie) Jones of
Cullman, Alabama; and Jeremy (Merida) Jones-Batiste of Atlanta, Georgia.
He is also survived by six grandchildren – JW, Payton, Gabe, Jayce, Cassian and Violet – as well
as two sisters, Pennie (Sam) Martin of Melbourne, Florida and Denise (George) Smith of
Hiawassee, Georgia; and a brother, Dow (Darla) Jones of Rome, Georgia.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Moulton First United Methodist Church (

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