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Joseph Paul JonesPassing: March 28, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 1st @ 4:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, April 1st @ 2:00pm-4:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, April 24th @ 2:00pm

MITCHELL – Joseph Paul Jones, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born October 3, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of David Crockett and Sylvia (Tincher) Jones. 

Joseph worked as a machine operator for U.S. Gypsum, and retired after 33 years. He enjoyed attending car shows where he would show off the “true love of his life,” a 1974 red Chevy Nova.  He was an active member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens, spending every Friday and Saturday nights dancing.  Joseph had a great love for all things Elvis Presley.  He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his children, Joseph Paul Jones II of Mitchell, and Eric (Chrissy) Jones of Springville; grandchildren, Heather M. Staggs of Bloomington, Kayla M. (A.J.) Burgi of Mitchell, and Alisha R. Jones of Syracuse, Indiana; three great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild;  siblings, Roberta Tow of Bedford, and Jonny Jones of Mitchell; and longtime girlfriend, Ella Mae Dillard of Orleans.

His parents and siblings, Albert “Delbert” Jones, Betty Stancomb, Joyce Jones, Mary Jones, Elsie Irwin, Thelma Jones, and George Jones, preceded him in death.

Funeral Service will be at 4:00p.m. Saturday April 1st, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Stephen Jones officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2023 at Mitchell Cemetery, with Pastor Stephen Jones officiating. Burial to follow.

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Diana Fegan | Loogootee In
    Date: April 12, 2023
    So sorry to hear about Joe. We worked together at USG. He kind of took me under his wing. We kept in touch over the years with Birthday and Christmas cards and phone calls. Last heard from him at Christmas. My husband and my dad worked with hi.m too
  2. Guest: Troy Redding | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 1, 2023
    Part of our family forever. You will be truly missed. Rest in Peace
  3. Guest: Shelia Reef | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 1, 2023
    Eric and Chrissy so sorry for the loss of your family Prayers for you both as well as other family and friends!
  4. Guest: Lee Sullivan | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 31, 2023
    Joe will be severely missed! He was a great friend!
  5. Guest: Jackie Grimes | Salem
    Date: March 29, 2023
    My sincere condolences to the Jones Family. I always enjoyed talking with Joe when I was at my grandparents old home place. He always had something funny to tell and would Rev the 'Nova" up for us. He will be missed. Prayers and hugs .🙏🙏🙏
  6. Guest: Cindy Ryan | Canberra, Australia
    Date: March 29, 2023
    Joe was always a sweet man when I talked with him and definitely loved his car. You all are in my prayers, I know he will be sadly missed. Sorry Eric, Chrissy, Kayla and Alisha 🙏