With sadness and compassion, Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc, Statesboro Chapel, along with the Jones Family of Statesboro, Ga., announce the passing of Mr. James “Tap” Jones.
Mr. James "Tap" Jones, age 80, of Statesboro, passed peacefully at his residence on Saturday morning, June 26, 2021 under the care of Southern Regency Hospice. He was a Bulloch county native and a member of the Jerusalem A.M.E. Church in Leefield, GA. He retired as a Farmer and also as a Police Officer, with the rank as a sergeant from the Statesboro Police Department.
Tap graduated from William James High School with the class of 1961. He attended the Georgia Police Academy in 1972.
In 1972, Tap began his career with the Statesboro Police Department. After 25 years of serving his community that he loved, Sgt. Jones retired on January 31,1997. After retiring he continued doing things he loved such as: farming, traveling, riding his Harley, and providing service to his loving community. Throughout his journey he received awards such as: Superior Farmer, Agricultural Education, awards in Criminal Justice, and in Traffic Training.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a daughter, Betty Darlene (James) Stidem of Statesboro, GA, four grandchildren, Gary Lee (Terri) Howard of Destrehan, Louisiana, Breanna (Joel) Stidem Stone of Grafenwohr, Germany, Christian (Christina) Stidem of Orlando, Florida, and Elijah Stidem of Atlanta, Georgia, and 4 great grandchildren: Morgan, Blake, Avery, and Ariel. One brother, Alfred (Janice) Jones, and three sister-in -laws: Elizabeth Jones, Fanny Jones, and Shirley Jones Ryce, along with a host of niece, nephews, relatives, and loving friends.
A walk-through viewing will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, in the Statesboro Chapel of Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc.
A celebration of life service will be held graveside on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 10728 GA-24, Statesboro, GA 30461. Reverend Anthony Scott will be the eulogist.
COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced at walk-through viewing and graveside service.
The graveside service will be live-streamed via Facebook address www.facebook.com/Craig-R-Tremble-Funeral-Homes-Inc.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro GA, 30458.
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