Dr. Jean Waits Jones
Dr. Jean Waits Jones, age 81, of Hermitage, TN, died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at NHC Brink in Lawrenceburg, TN.
She was a native of Ethridge, TN and retired from the Metro-Nashville School System. She had previously taught at Campbellsville High School in Giles County, Pleasant Hill High School in Illinois, North High School in Nashville, and after 44 years in the classroom, retired from Whites Creek High School in Nashville where she was the girls’ basketball and cross-country coach.
She graduated from Summertown High School in 1956 then attended Martin College in Pulaski. She earned a BS degree from MTSU, a master’s degree from University of Tennessee, and a PhD in education from Vanderbilt University. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin Paschal and Louannie Miller Waits of Ethridge, TN; husband: Norman Hooper Jones; three brothers: Rual Waits of Yulee, FL, Ronald Waits of Ethridge, TN, and Tommie Waits of Lawrenceburg, TN; five sisters: Fannie Miller of Pulaski, TN, Belle Mock of Fernandina Beach, FL, Rubye Lee of DeLand, FL, Avis Polk of Nashville, TN, and Adean Wiley of Mt. Clemmons, MI.
She is survived by daughter: Brittany Jean Jones of Hermitage, TN; three sisters, Johnny Adair of Warren, MI, Anna Ruth “Sue” Downing of Madison, FL, and Gerry Leding of Hermitage, TN; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and very close friend, former high school student, and caregiver for several years: Susie Franklin.
Funeral services for Dr. Jean Waits Jones were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, with Thomas Mattox and Jo Ogg officiating. Graveside services and interment were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.nealfuneralhome.net.