Warren Gamaliel Jones, Jr. passed away in his sleep at the age of 77 on Sept. 12, 2021, at his home. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
Born July 18, 1944, he was known as Junior to most of his friends. He spent most of his life in Guntersville. He served in the Air Force. He graduated from Snead State Jr. College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Junior served as Guntersville City Inspector under Bob Hembree Sr., on the City School Board and City Planning Commission. He worked as purchasing agent for Metal Research and worked for years for the federal government, retiring from NASA as procurement officer on the main engine of the Space Shuttle.
Junior is well known for his Bible knowledge and served many years as a Sunday School teacher and other positions in several local churches. He loved serving in the So Far Ministry at Cedar Lodge.
Junior is also recognized as a local historian, serving as past president of the Guntersville Historical Society. He portrayed Guntersville founder John Gunter for schools and community events and led several historical walks on the hill side behind his home.
Junior loved history, poetry, nature, bird watching, sports, sunsets and most of all he loved his family and his friends. He was an encourager, a peace maker and friend to all. Junior had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty McGowin Jones; daughter Melissa Goldsmith (Scott); son Warren Jones (Heather); and grandchildren Dru Jones, Lele Goldsmith, Fuller Goldsmith, Jack Jones.