Bailey Porter Jones

Born in Nashville, TN on December 30, 1940

Departed on September 8, 2018 and resided in Hartsville, TN

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Bailey Porter Jones, 77, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018. Born in Nashville, December 30, 1940, he was the son of the late Noel Jones and Clara (Mason) Jones. Porter was also preceded in death by a sister Patsy Blair. Porter worked as a HVAC specialist for Kimbro Air / Kimbro Electric. Although semi retired, he still worked in his field and was even acting in that capacity at Trousdale Senior Living Center in Hartsville, TN where he lived. Earlier in his life, Porter raised, trained and showed Quarter Horses with some notoriety. He worked in home renovations, rental homes and flipping homes over the last 10 years. Among other things he enjoyed were Golf and fishing. An avid sports fan and huge baseball fan, he especially loved anything his grand children participated in. He is survived by his two sons, Brian (Rachel) Jones of Hartsville, TN and Trent (Raquel) Jones of Gallatin, TN ; his former wife, Helen Jones Lanius; his grandchildren, Shelby Jones, Brett Jones, Olivia Jones and Julia Jones; and two sisters, Gail Garrett and Peggy Bradley. Visitation will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Monday from 4 – 8 PM and Tuesday from 11 AM – 1 PM with a Celebration of Life Service at the funeral home at 1 PM. Burial will be in the Bradley Cemetery, Bransford, TN. Acting as pallbearers will be Brett Jones, Kyle Bradley, Andy Garrett, Mark Lazenby, Joel Blair, Jeff Sweeney and Greg Sweeney. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Goodlettsville High School Class of 1959.

12 Comments to Bailey Porter Jones

  1. Jerry Galbreath, Pres. Class of 1959
    September 10, 2018 11:04 am

    Porter was well-loved by his classmates in the Goodlettsville Elementary and High School Class of 1959. I remember him fondly as the manager on the football and other teams. He did this in spite of the disability caused by polio ( I believe). He always had a great spirit and energy.

  2. tommy p smith
    September 10, 2018 11:51 am

    1959 classmate of porter / he was a person you could not help but like…..

  3. Joyner Moore
    September 10, 2018 12:55 pm

    I called him PJ .Knew Porter for about 65 years and spent a Lot of time together. Gods Grace and Mercy be with his family thru this trying time. Ride in Peace old Friend Ride in Peace.

  4. Steve Sweeney and family
    September 10, 2018 12:57 pm

    You will be missed Uncle Porter. Ride em cowboy!

  5. Michael Seamon
    September 10, 2018 1:45 pm

    “We will meet, but we will miss him.
    There will be one vacant chair.
    We will linger to caress him,
    as we breathe our evening prayer.”

    I will miss my friend. I long to shake his hand again.

  6. Lizhagan
    September 10, 2018 3:08 pm

    1959 classmate of Porter he was a friend of all and showed all persons rich or poor the same respect.

  7. Henry Key
    September 10, 2018 6:28 pm

    Rest In Peace, my friend.

  8. Jacky T Callis
    September 10, 2018 10:05 pm

    Rest In Peace Brother

  9. Quana Woodroof Fox
    September 11, 2018 11:01 am

    Rest in peace gentle soul. You will be greatly missed. To all of Porter’s family, may the peace that passes all understanding abide with each of you at this difficult time.

  10. David Hitt
    September 11, 2018 11:06 am

    Some of my fondest memories growing up in Goodlettsville involved Porter.

  11. J Rebecca Vanderpool and Bob
    September 22, 2018 8:24 am

    I knew Mr Porter from my banking years in “White House”. What wonderful talks we would have about his love of God, family and life in general. He loved his family and every minute he shared with them was a joy. We always parted with a hug and “I’ll see you soon”, still today that is true I’ll see you soon my friend.

  12. Helen Martin Jones (Lanius)
    December 9, 2018 12:43 am

    Porter Jones and I married in 1965. We had two sons Brian Porter Jones and Trent Olin Jones. We have 4 grandchildren; Shelby Jones, Brett Jones, Olivia Jones, Julia Jones. Brian’s wife is Rachel Jones. Trent’s wife is Raquel Jones. After our boys were grown, we drifted further apart and hardly talked to each other. We divorced on 2001–with most of the problem being me. We could always go to family dinners and birthday parties. In the last five years, he developed congestive heart failure. He was in AssistedbLiving for about 2 years and loved it. He fell in March of 2018 and his health steadily declined until he passed away. He was a good father and great grandfather. He had many, many friends. He hasd a beautiful celebration of life. I think Porter would have liked it. In the last few year’s, we had Time to talk about our problems and we’re both able to tell each other we were sorry. R.I.P.. Porter. We will always love and miss you. Helen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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