James H.L. Jones, 80, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at home. 

He was born Saturday, April 18, 1942, in Wharton Creek, to Harlie and Lugunia Williams Jones.

James married Helen Frances Gossett on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1964, in Huntsville, and together they were parents to two children. He worked for the Huntsville School District as a maintenance supervisor and was a professed Baptist. James served his country as a member of the United States Army in Vietnam and was also a member of the American Legion. His hobbies included coon hunting, fox hunting, fishing, and riding mules. Additionally, James enjoyed playing cards, hosting family fish fries, going to coffee shops with friends, and listening to gospel music.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Harlie and Lugunia Jones; two brothers, Wendell Jones and Bob Jones; three sisters, Angie Wright, Wanda Drake and Barbara Bowerman; and one son-in-law, Doug Lewis. 

He is survived by his wife, Helen Frances “Sue” Jones, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Will and Kayla Jones of Huntsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Sabrina and David Bowen of Hindsville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Flo Jones of Alabam; and Denzil and Lynn Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Tylor Lewis, Hunter and Jacy Lewis, Maegen and Kilyn Donahoe, Harlie Jones and Porter Jones; and seven great-grandchildren, Macie, Laney, Evie Mae, Thrasher, Chisum, Eaton and Tayton.

The family received friends 5 p.m. to 7  p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at Brashears Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at Brashears Funeral Home with Franky Parson and David Harrison officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Darby Spurlock, Michael Madison, Rick Longar, Kylin Donahoe, Hunter Lewis and David Bowen. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Ledbetter, Bill Jones, Denzil Jones, Harlie Jones and Porter Jones. 

Interment will immediately follow services at Sparks Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.