Chafee Jones III
DARLINGTON – Chafee Jones III, age 69, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 7, at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Darlington Country Club.
Born Aug. 26, 1950, Chafee was the son of the late Chafee Jones Jr. and Katherine Harris Jones.
He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, achieving its highest rank as Eagle Scout. He attended Clemson University and remained a die-hard Clemson fan. Chafee was employed with New York Life for over 37 years and was senior NYLIC, CLU, CHFC, and was awarded Agent of the Year in 2014. Chafee loved life and was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing every week with his friends and telling them how he “used to” shoot in the ’60s. He enjoyed going to Costco, Martin’s PGA Super Store, crossword puzzles, cooking breakfast, loved fishing, swimming, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. Chafee was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and served as an Acolyte.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Venita Spivey Jones; children, Chafee “Chad” (Brandi) Jones, IV, Crystal Jones (Cleve) Yarborough; grandchildren, Sierra Jones (Justin) Gainey, Alana Yarborough, Savannah Stanley, Kinsley Stanley, and Marissa Jones; sister, Lillian Jones Brunson; brother, Wilie Jones.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Garner Jones.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.