April 3, 1954 ~ January 10, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

On January 10, 2023, Eugene “Eddie” Edward Jones, Jr., age 68; loving husband, father, son and brother, transitioned from labor to reward. Eddie was born on April 3, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Jenniece (Terry) Jones and Eugene Edward Jones Sr. He attended James Whitcomb Riley Elementary (#43) and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School where he majored in Carpentry. He also obtained his Tradesman/Journeyman Technical Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College in machine repair.On September 6, 1986, Eddie wed his sweetheart, Shelly Williams. Unto this union his only child and much beloved son, Cameron Eugene Jones was born on October 4, 1994. Although Eddie’s ultimate dream was to pursue art as a career, he followed the advice of his father and joined Navistar (International Harvester) immediately after graduating from high school in 1972, where he was employed until he retired in 2009. During his tenure at Navistar he took a military leave to serve his country in the US Marine Corps in September of 1977. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal in September 1981.Eddie is loved and remembered by family and friends for many endearing qualities. His lopsided smile, quiet laughter, passion and devoted nature. He was an avid reader and enjoyed science fiction books and movies. He was also a lover of dogs who gravitated to him; some of which would leave their own masters to follow him home. They knew beyond his quiet gruff demeanor was a gentle kind soul, which was evident when he openly cried both during and after watching the movie ET. One of his favorite pastimes was lake fishing and he would fight to keep from losing any fish on his hook. So much so that on one occasion while fishing at Ace Lake, he refused to relinquish his fishing pole. While he was holding on, the equally determined big catfish on the line pulled him into the lake where he almost drowned. Only Eddie!Eddie was a master carpenter and craftsman, well known for laying intricate and artistic tile floors in which he took great pride. Family, friends and neighbors often reached out to him for any repairs or handyman work they needed to have completed. They knew no matter what it was, he would ensure it was done meticulously with an eye to every detail. He consistently gave you more than what you asked for, because he saw a way to make it even better. He wasn’t always the fastest, but it was always done right! Eddie also enjoyed cooking, both for Shelly and Cameron, and his extended family. He would add his own unique approach and could always be counted on to contribute a tasty dish for family gatherings. Although he was proud of many of his personal accomplishments, he was most proud of his son Cameron and his achievements.Raised by prayer warrior parents in a strong Christian home, Eddie knew God and had unwavering faith and belief in Christ and is now resting in God’s grace and love. Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Edward Jones Sr.; sister, Alise Jones; both maternal and paternal grandparents; and his treasured canine companions: Caesar, Ted and Apollo.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Shelly Jones; son, Cameron Eugene Jones; mother, Jenniece Jones; siblings: Denise Jones, Sharon Ward (Odell), Paul Jones, Howard Jones (Diana), Valynda Murray (Kerry), Nathan Jones, Herman Jones (Shawn), David Jones (Regena), Stephanie Phillips, Christopher Jones (Michelle), Brian Jones (Chareal) and Maurice Jones; twenty-four nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

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Visitation: January 28, 2023 10:00 am - January 28, 2023 12:00 pm

Sanders Temple Church of God in Christ
3516 East 39th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205


Celebration of Life: January 28, 2023 12:00 pm

Sanders Temple Church of God in Christ
3516 East 39th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205


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  1. Oh how I remember summers , eating and playing volleyball. He was quiet natured and a great Uncle ! Every time I walk into my bathroom that he remodeled I am pleased ! I understood my brother in law . He always showed up for others. He and Shelly even baby sat Brandon when we needed a couple hours here and there . And I appreciated that help. You will be missed. As usual you where in the kitchen Christmas Day ! 2022 Love ya Herman and Shawn

  2. I was always greeted with a warm hug from uncle Eddie. I had the chance of spending time with him after school and when I came over to babysit Cameron. I always enjoyed our talks while he was working on a project in the garage. He will forever be in my heart.

  3. During this time of loss, may GOD fill your Heart with His Grace, Joy and strengthen your faith to know that Eddie is with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven.

  4. My condolences to the Jones family. Eddie to me was a quiet Jones compared to the others I have met. When he came to the house for any type of work he came in straight forward completed the job and off he went. I’m sure to the family he was just like the rest of the family; which is fun and kind with loving spirituals. I pray God holds the family close in his arms, comfort and strengthen you through the days ahead. God bless you. ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Even though Uncle Eddie had a face that looked grumpy all the time he was the sweetest, kindest uncle anyone could ask for.He was my first tutor as a child.He would sit on the phone with me for however long it took to help me with my math homework , because he was definitely a wiz at math!!Reminder you this is before FaceTime existed , so we’d be on the phone for a while.And whenever I came over even though I was a lot older than Cameron he’d pull out the power wheel so I could drive Cameron and I up and down the street.Uncle Eddie you will truly be missed.And fyi I still know how to make macaroni and cheese lol

  6. Love you always Uncle Eddie . My condolences to Aunt Shelly and Cameron I pray god gives you the strength and comfort during this tough time .

    Love TT

  7. My dear brother, you may now rest. There’s not a day that has passed that I don’t think of you. The tile you laid in my home that I look at everyday is a quick reminder of one of your artistic gifts, to that flex one bended knee dance back and forth that you use to do . Let us not be sad but rejoice that you are in the arms of the father. You are gone from this place but never forgotten, your memory will last forever. Love you Eddie!

  8. Uncle Eddie your love and kindness is going to be deeply missed. I remember in high school I was talking about an art project I had to do and without any hesitation you offered your help and expertise I was so proud of the work we did that day. You would drop anything and everything to help your family even if it was for a school project! I love you and will miss you greatly. Until we meet again…Love you Uncle Eddie!

  9. Uncle Eddie, you will truly be missed. I am the oldest grandchild and I remember fondly you calling me “Little Rascal,” until you started calling your dogs, especially Teddy, that name too. Then, it wasn’t so special anymore. Lol…… I will truly miss your kind, soft spoken, and funny demeanor. I guess I will have to settle for all the stories my mother will share as we remember you and grieve your passing. Rest well Uncle Eddie.

    • Oops Uncle Eddie. It wasn’t “Little Rascal” it was “Little rug rat!” Whatever that was I have no idea, but that’s what you used to call me and I think everybody else too! I miss you already. Until we meet again…..

      • Do you remember the rugrat cartoon. That’s what he was implying. LoL 😂 it’s better than little rascal

  10. Eddie, you were the oldest and most introverted of my nine brothers. The one who found it the most difficult to say the three simple words, ‘I love you,’ or to display affection. However, through your actions and quiet mannerism, your love for me always shined through.
    I could always call on you for whatever or whenever, to help with needed renovations or repairs: remodeling Mom’s bathroom with Paul; assisting with renovations of the three rental properties; remodeling Necee’s bathroom (also with Paul); and the list goes on.
    There’s no one who can take your place. No one who’ll look at things the same as you like pulling out a can of wood putty and saying, “It’s not broken. All you need to do is used a little bit of wood putty to fix it,” Always something dangling from the corner of your mouth – a toothpick or cigarette.
    I recall our walks to the grocery store when we were younger when you’d always walk behind me rather than with me so as not to be embarrassed by what you called my ‘switching’ (twisting of the hips) as I walked.
    Know that I missed you the very moment you left us. I miss you today and I’ll miss you all the tomorrows to come. My comfort comes from knowing you are at peace with no more labor; no more worry; no more pain. Rejoice and join with the loved ones who have gone before you. Pray for those of us you’ve left behind that we may join you in the kingdom of glory.
    My love for you is without boundaries…Rest in GOD’S arms.
    Your younger sister, Sherry.

  11. To my oldest brother Eddie you will be truly missed, for all that you have done for everyone and this family. There are no words to express just how much the family is going to miss you, no more pain, no more worrying rest in heaven til we see you again.

    Love you,

  12. Uncle Eddy I will never forget coming with my dad to visit y’all and play video games with Cameron and talk about the fishes in y’all fish tank. You will be missed and we will see you soon enough.

  13. To The Jones Family my Deepest Condolences And Prayers are with you all Eddie was a good Man and with a welcoming heart my prayers are with you and your family as you go through this journey of your lives

  14. I am going to miss my brother so much. He was my rock. I pray that God will keep our entire family in his loving arms and help us through our tremendous grief.

  15. Uncle Eddie you will truly be missed. I remember when I was younger every time we would get together for Christmas you would always slide us a twenty dollar bill every year with the biggest hug, I’m truly thankful that we all were able to spend this last Christmas together before you went to be with the lord. We all love you dearly uncle Eddie & we’ll continue praying for Cameron and aunt Shelly.

  16. Uncle Eddie is saddens me that you are no longer with us. I’m sure going to miss you. Theres plenty of memories that will forever stick with me. Like coming over your house and always playing video games with Cameron and you always having a party at Great Times for him that was like he’s favorite place. I’ll never forget that time we had thanksgiving over Auntie Lynn’s house and you bought over the rotisserie turkey im telling you Uncle Eddie that was the best turkey I ever had in my life nice juicy and flavorful lol. Sure wish you could have stayed and made another one 😔. Another piece of our family tree is gone. I know your better now and you don’t have to worry anymore. I thank god for allowing me to have you in my life. Love you Uncle Eddie forever in me heart ❤️

  17. Know that my spirit is always with you as you begin a new cycle in life. In though we’ve been dearly departed, I will see you and family again soon.

  18. Uncle Eddie you will be missed dearly. Sending Love and Light to Cameron and Aunt Shelly. ❤️
    Love Ceecee

  19. For my brother you will truly be missed. I want to thank you for leading me in the right direction as a youngster beginning my love for reading with comics and the small collection of novels that shared with me and being there giving rides home from work even in the wee hours of the morning . Your little brother Brian.

  20. Eddie, my cousin, you are gone too soon and way too young! When we were kids, I remember looking up to you as sort of a quiet, second big brother. Even though I hadn’t seen you very much over the past several years, your presence in the family was like a rock. The times I did see you recently were some of my most difficult, when other loved ones passed. Your presence in those tough times was, again, a very great comfort. You will be greatly missed and forever loved by the entire family and everyone whose lives you touched. Love, your cousin Carlotta

  21. My condolences to the Jones family, I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Eddie, I work with Nate at the present time but back in the day Paul was my friend, I could tell he came from good stock, as a matter of fact I use to think we was kin folk cause Jones is my middle name (from a GG granddaddy ) you guys have definitely been blessed and I pray OUR LORD continue to bless and comfort you and Mom.
    Aaaaamen

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