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Remembering Walter Jones, past President of PCA

Sunday, February 16, 2014  
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It is with a heavy heart that I share this sad news today with the members and affiliates of the Pine Chemicals Association. 

Walter Jones, who served as President of the Pine Chemicals Association for over a decade, passed away on Friday at the age of 72.   A memorial service will be held in Atlanta this Tuesday at 2 PM at The Cathedral of St. Philip, located at 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1 PM. 

If you would like to  comment on the online Guest Book, it can be found at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=walter-jones&pid=169690881&fhid=4911#sthash.fgWbsNhH.dpuf.

Walter’s obituary, placed in the Atlanta Constitution is as follows:

Walter Lewis Jones, Jr., 72 of Atlanta, died February 14, 2014. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and was the son of the late Walter Lewis Jones and Nan Stuart Jones. He graduated from the University of Alabama and received his MBA from Harvard University. In recent years he was honored as a Distinguished Fellow at The University of Alabama School of Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict as a 1st Lieutenant. Mr. Jones was instrumental in establishing the Coffeen Land Trust, enjoyed a successful international career, and eventually retired as President of Pine Chemicals Trade Association. He loved music, history, wood carving, art, laughing, reading and traveling. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Jones. Survivors include his, wife of 51 years, Jane Frederick Jones; son, Walter L. "Tre" Jones, III (McCall); daughter, Jennifer R. Jones (Bill); grandchildren, Eleanor, Virginia and Marjorie Jones; sister, Sarah McCleskey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dementia Research, Office of Development at Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322 or The University of Alabama School of Engineering in Tuscaloosa, AL. A memorial service will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2 o'clock at The Cathedral of St. Philip where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.                 

Walter was a man of great integrity, who was loved by all who came in contact with him.  He provided exceptional leadership for our Association for many years and had numerous friends from around the globe.   We will all miss him.

Warm regards,

Charles Morris, President and COO


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