DANNY “GOOSE” JONES
Henderson, TN: Daniel William Jones, age 70, passed away February 7, 2023, at Vanderbilt University Hospital.
He was born in Jackson, TN June 24, 1952, the son of the late William Homer and Mary Graple Minton Jones. He grew up in Henderson and was a 1970 graduate of CCHS. He attended Freed-Hardeman University for two years and transferred to Lambuth University and earned a B.S. in Education. He then attended the University of Memphis and earned a Master’s in Administration. He continued his educational pursuits through the University of Memphis earning an additional 33 hours toward an Educational Specialist Degree.
He married Debbie Wright on June 22, 1979, and they made their home in Henderson.
Danny began working for the Chester County Board of Education in 1974 and retired in 2015 after 41 years of service. During his tenure he coached high school baseball, Jr. High boys’ basketball, and taught Science and P. E.
He also officiated football, volleyball, basketball, and baseball. He was honored to work a TSSAA State football and baseball tournament.
Among other interests, and pursuits, he was a loyal Vanderbilt University sports fan and was well known among the Vanderbilt Nation, an avid baseball card collector and Elvis Presley impersonator. He was
Honorary Chairperson for the 2011 Chester County Relay for Life.
He was a faithful member of the Henderson Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Jones; two daughters, Caycee Jones of Collierville, TN, and Deborah “Dee Dee” Jones of Henderson; and three grandchildren, Asher Jones, Ridge Jones, and Weslee Cowley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Debbie Hunt.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday February 13, 2023, at the Henderson Church of Christ with Ben Flatt and Billy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Henderson City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday and 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday at the church.
Shackelford Funeral Directors