Derek Jones



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.

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