Garrett Jones was a loving brother, father and husband. He was a Mason and the title alone helped Garrett to help a lot of people in need. His children will miss him dearly and would like to leave this message: He never made a fortune, or a noise in the world where men are seeking after fame; But he had a healthy brood of girls and boys who loved the very ground on which he trod. They thought him just little short of God; Oh you should have heard the way they said his name – ‘Father.’ There seemed to be a loving little prayer in their voices, even when they called him ‘Dad.’ Though the man was never heard of anywhere, as a hero, yet somehow understood he was doing well his part and making good; And you knew it, by the way his children had
Of saying ‘Father.’ He gave them neither eminence nor wealth, but he gave them blood untainted with a vice, And opulence of undiluted health. He was honest, and unpurchable and kind; He was clean in heart, and body, and in mind. So he made them heirs to riches without price –This father. He never preached or scolded; and the rod: Well, he used it as a turning pole in play, but he showed the tender sympathy of God to his children in their troubles, and their joys. He was always chum and comrade with his boys and his daughters – oh, you ought to hear them say ‘Father.’ Now I think of all achievements ‘tis the least to perpetuate the species; it is done by the insect and the serpent, and the beast but the man who keeps his body, and his thought, worth bestowing on an offspring love-begot. Then the highest earthly glory he was won, when in pride a grown-up daughter or a son says ‘That’s Father.’ We will always love you dad!
From his wife Lois: Every morning I woke up and saw the most handsome man lying next to me. He’s the one I cherished and loved, a blessing sent from Heaven above. I will and have loved him as a faithful wife should and did everything for him I could. I will still let him know everyday that I loved him more than words can say. For all the children we have combined together and the love for God in each other. It will keep our love for each other strong and the Lord will guide us away from all wrong. I will always love and miss you so much!
Mr. Garret Jones will be truly missed by a host of relatives and friends.