Michael Tyler (Mickey) Jones, 68, of Bowman, died Friday, November 27, at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m., at Wightman United Methodist Church in Bowman, with the Rev. Robbie Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Moreau, Leonard West, Jim Biggers, Andy Stroman, Warren Stroman, David Truell, Tyler and Brent Arant. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of the Mabry Cancer Center in Orangeburg, SC. Greeters will be Sylvester King, Kenneth S. Ott and Fabian Bonasera. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 29th, 6-8 p.m. at Wightman United Methodist Church, Bowman, SC. Michael Jones was born May 10, 1941, in Bowman, SC, the son of the late John Monroe and Sarah McPherson Jones. He is preceded in death by a brother, John Lynwood Jones. He is a 1963 graduate of The Citadel. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the United States Air Force as an officer, where he volunteered and served in Vietnam. While there he received the Air Force Commendation Medal. After serving seven years in the Air Force as a Captain, he returned to civilian life. In 1970, Michael started his career in Atlanta, Georgia. After exceeding 34 years with The Southern Company, he retired and moved back to his hometown. He was a volunteer for the Mabry Cancer Center, where he was known as “Mr. Mike” and logged 1000+ hours. He treasured the hours spent volunteering at the Cancer Center, where the staff became a part of his family. He was an active member of Wightman United Methodist Church. Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Margaret Benge Jones of the home; a son Michael John Jones (Kirsten) of St. George, S.C.; a daughter Patricia Jones Dunn (Josh) of Sugar Hill, Georgia; two granddaughters, Chloe Elizabeth Dunn and Charlotte Louise Jones (the joys of his life); one sister, Patsy Jones Kirven, of Bowman. The Family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Chris Y. Brunson, Dr. Hugh G. Merriman, III and the staff (“The Girls”) of the Mabry Cancer Center. Also, Dr. Frank C. Coulter, Dr. Alvin L. Reaves, III, Dr. Samuel V. King, Dr. Vann Beth M. Shuler and the special nurses of 4 West at TRMC. The family suggests memorials be made to the Mabry Cancer Center in Orangeburg, SC 29118; or Wightman United Methodist Church, Bowman, SC 29018. BRYANT FUNERAL HOME OF ST. GEORGE will be in charge of the arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths. Tags: 1963

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