Sidney Lamar Jones
10/20/1939 - 10/17/2021
Obituary For Sidney Lamar Jones
Sidney (Sid) Lamar Jones, of Hendersonville, NC, walked into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, October 17th, after a brief illness. Sid was preceded in death by his father, Eugene C. Jones, mother, Marion P. Jones, both of Jonesboro, GA, and his loving wife of 50 years, Beverly S. Jones, of Hendersonville, NC. Surviving family members include his sister, Cathy Kuykendall (J.R.) of Wichita Falls, TX, son, Alan Jones (Amanda) of Peachtree City, GA, daughter, Lisa Hill (Travis) of Hendersonville, grandchildren, Julia Adkins (Grant), Tyler Hill, Noah Jones, Micah Jones and Anna Jones, nephew, Scott Bright (Michele), niece, Tracy Farrer, both of Wichita Falls, TX.
After earning his engineering degree from General Motors Institute (GMI) in 1963, Sid moved on to work for both Ford and GM. He also served in the National Guard. He always had a genuine passion for aviation, and that passion led him to earn his private pilot’s license. Eventually, he transitioned to working for the FAA in Asheville as an air traffic controller. He ended his working career in Georgia at the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a safety/risk management supervisor.
Sid was an extremely kind, loving, compassionate and generous man. He committed a great deal of his time to helping others. He was a man of God, and he loved talking about his wealth of knowledge about the Bible. He loved to do research on anything that caught his attention. Often times he would be researching multiple things simultaneously, and he was always eager to share the knowledge he gained. Sid was extremely intelligent. He was a great story teller with an enjoyable and goofy sense of humor. His gregarious personality drew others to him, and he loved people!
Sid enjoyed many different hobbies and leisure activities. He had a passion for the game of golf (a trait which his son and grandsons inherited); he loved looking for golf balls as much as playing! He was also a huge movie fan (Star Wars was his favorite). Sid had a very creative side. He enjoyed producing various types of arts and crafts and even operated a small craft store for a short while to share his creations with the community.
Being raised in a Christian home, Sid was always active in church. As an adult, he held many service positions within the church. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville where he served as a Sunday school teacher, security team member and Mother’s Day Out ministry. He was formerly a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Sid has touched so many lives. He was sincerely loved and appreciated. He was not a man who wanted attention placed on himself. He was a behind the scenes kind of man. He did not want a funeral or service, but simply wanted people to remember the good times they shared together. Sid also wanted people to know the most important relationship you will ever have is your relationship with Jesus Christ!
“Deddy, you will be missed more than you could ever know! We will keep your memory alive through stories we share about our special times with you. You will live on through us and our experiences. We love you very much!” Lisa and Alan
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Sid was an amazing man with a kind heart who shared the love of God with everyone he encountered. I worked with him at the AJC in Atlanta. He was the VERY BEST Santa Clause ever because he embodied the love of Jesus and carried the Christmas Spirit with him 365 days a year. He has gone home. We will see him again one day.
What a great man... so I'm love with people of all ages! His love of history brought special times to me as he dug deep into First Baptist history... he will be missed by many... love this guy !
I am so thankful that I was blessed to know Sid thru First Baptist Church. While I was still living in Hendersonville, I did many of the floral pieces used at the church. When I would be heading to the sanctuary to place an arrangement in the baptistery window, we would have a visit and I always walked away in a more upbeat frame of mind. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you, his family.
Sidney was my father in law, He led me to the Lord January 21, 2001. Alan and I had been married a year. It was a Sunday night on this MLK weekend. I had some serious doubts about my salvation and I asked Poppa how I could be sure I was going to heaven. He said, "Here, read this" , and handed me an article written by Dr. Charles Stanley. I read it and there was a prayer at the bottom that I prayed. I have never been the same, driving home the next day the grass was greener and the sky bluer... and all the fear was gone! I am so glad Poppa was there for me when I needed him most.
Sid was such a bright spot at FBC, Hendersonville. When my boys were toddlers he gave them each a special coin! Always smiling, joking and so kind! In sympathy and love, Sherri Redden
I will always remember your kind words and smiling face behind the help desk at First Baptist.... Grateful God allowed our paths to cross. 🙏✝️
Praying for your family during this time. So thankful for God's promise that you will see each other again.
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