Obituary of Danny Jones
Danny Floyd Jones, 69, died on September 1, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. The only child of F.F. "Payne" Jones and Kathleen Fulbright Jones, he was preceded in death by his parents. Danny grew up in Cullowhee, NC, and attended local schools including Western Carolina University from which he granduated with a bachelor's degree in business. He earned a Master's in Business Administration at the University of Georgia before beginning a career in banking. He retired as Float Manager for BB&T Bank in Charlotte.
From early childhood, Danny loved to travel, and he has see much of the world. Extensive travel in the United States led to his avocation – the study and collection of rocks and minerals. He was the owner of Firebird Minerals, Inc. and enjoyed attending rock and mineral shows across the Southeast.
Danny was of the Baptist faith having been baptized into membership at Cullowhee Baptist. He attended Pleasant Plains Baptist in Matthews and was a 32 degree Mason. He chose to support the Baptist Children's Home throughout his adult life, and his family would appreciate memorials made in Danny's name to any of these.
Surviving Danny are his foster brother Manley F. Brown of Macon, Georgia and his wife Jean, along with their children and grandchildren: Philip and Julie Brown, daughter Catherine and Ian Harrison; Josh and Kathleen Brown Pierce and son Jackson; Matthew and Megan Brown, sons Matthew and Benjamin, daughter Lucy. Danny is also survived by cousins Sammy and Mike Parker, Jeffrey Parker and Kristy Parker Solanzo, as well as numerous Jones cousins and his many loyal and loving friends.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday September 7, 2017 at 2:00pm at Cullowhee Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Cullowhee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Appalachian Funeral Services are handling arrangements.
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