Carlos Derek Jones, 65, died Sunday, December 30, 2018, at his residence. A native of Greene County, he was born March 17, 1953, the son of Carlos and Janet Kearney Jones. Derek was a graduate of Greene Central High School and a plumber by profession until his retirement. An accomplished drummer, Derek had played with various bands through the years and truly had a passion for music.
Derek was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Jones; father, Carlos Jones; and brother, John Michael Jones.
His surviving family includes his children, Jeremy Jones and wife, Christen of Leland and Cassidy Jones of Fort Mills, SC; mother, Janet Kearney Ham and step-father, Alton Ham of Snow Hill; brothers, David Jones and wife, Tammy of Snow Hill, Stephen Ham of Snow Hill, and Tim Ham and wife, Stephanie of Winterville; grandchildren, Cadence Jones, Melody Jones, and Logan Booth; nephews, Shawn Jones and wife, Mary Emma, and Cody Jones; a niece, Rachel Jones; and great-niece, Holland Michael Jones.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday, January 12th, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. The family will receive friends immediately following.
Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com
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Susan Sugg Cantu
Submitted by susan sugg cantu on Jan 17 2019 07:53:49 PM
My heart is broken to just hear this news about Derek passing. He was my first crush at Greene Central and my first high school short-term boyfriend. He was a classmate with my sister Susan. We loved hearing him play the drums and we both were in the band together and I am so sadden that no one told me until today. Condolences sent to his family. Gone too soon.
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Dek will always be remembered for his smile and his love of music. Dek was a man of few words but you knew he was thoughtful and honest.
Submitted by Danny Carney on Jan 11 2019 03:37:42 PM
I went to school and was In the Greene Central Band with Derek. I remember what a great drummer he was even then. My condolences to the family.
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Mrs. Janet and family, so sorry for your loss.
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