Lawrence Paul Jones
Lawrence Paul Jones, age 79, of McDonough, Georgia, died Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born in LaGrange, Georgia to the late Joseph Howard Jones and Dora Josephine Jones.
Paul is survived by his wife, Faye; daughters, Cathy (Nathan) Moore, of McDonough, Karen (Darrell) Herring, of Jonesboro; sister, Josephine (Braxton) Kirby and brother, Jimmy Jones, both of LaGrange; grandchildren, Emily (Luke) Cathy, Matthew Moore, Molly Herring, Andrew Herring; and great-granddaughter, Harper Cathy; plus several nieces and nephews.
In Paul's younger years, he worked at Callaway Gardens where he completed his career there as Ski Director. After receiving degrees from the University of West Georgia and Auburn University, he started his career in public education. As an educator, he taught math and was Assistant Principal for 5 years in Columbus, GA at Arnold Jr. High. Paul worked at Morrow High School as Assistant Principal for 26 years. He positively touched the lives of countless students, parents, and staff.
Never one to be idle, Paul started his own HVAC Company in 1996 after supposedly retiring. Paul was selfless, humble, and always willing to offer a helping hand to those in need. He was a servant to others and never wanted attention for his kindness and generosity. Paul was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was a man of God who will be greatly missed by those who loved him as a spouse, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Statham officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 4th, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in McDonough as well as from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Salem Baptist Church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University at https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/support-winship/give/memorial-gifts.html. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.