Mr. Eddie Martin Jones, age 67 a resident of Auburndale passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born March 23, 1951 in Jellico, Tennessee to Martin and Lillian Jones. Eddie graduated from Whitley County High School Class of 1969 and continued his education graduating from Cumberland College with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and double Minor in Health & Biology. He was a Polk County resident since the 1970’s coming from Kentucky. He retired 7 years ago from CSX after 38 years of service as a Locomotive Engineer and a past member of Victory Church in Lakeland. He was a member of the Musician’s Association and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Eddie enjoyed playing music (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele), singing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother – Ted and sister – Pat.
Eddie is survived by his best friend and wife of 38 ½ years;
Deborah Jones of Auburndale
Son: Kirk Jones and his wife Jennifer of Lakeland
2 Granddaughters: Amber Jones of Lakeland
Amanda Jones of Lakeland
Several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family
At Eddie’s request there will be no services.