OBITUARY: Dr. H. Glenn Jones


Dr. H. Glenn Jones, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, February 22, 2024 surrounded by members of his beloved family.

Dr. Jones was born on May 15, 1937 in Gallatin to the late Herman and Tina Jones.

After graduating High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Tech University. He went on to attend the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1964. He proudly served his country in the 2nd Battalion 8th of the US Marine Corps as a dentist on a US Naval ship.

As a lifelong resident of Gallatin, Dr. Jones was a man that lived life to the fullest and took every opportunity to love and serve the people he came into contact with: his family, his Church, his friends, and his community. Many knew him as a highly respected dentist in the area for over 55 years and a faithful member of First Baptist Church on Main Street. He was a die-hard football fan, loving his Tennessee Volunteers and attending games as frequently as he could.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Jody Rodefer Jones; his son, Chris Jones; his brother, John Jones and sister-in-law, Brenda Jones.

He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Freida Smith Jones, his son, Randy Jones (Rita) of Gallatin; his step-daughters, Jymme Ann Hodgson of Cleveland, TN, and Christian Cornell (David) of Chattanooga; his grandchildren, Dr. Lacy Jones (Dr. Alan Liu) of Hendersonville and Cyrus Jones of Nashville, Jack Dye (Desirae) and John David Dye of Cleveland, TN, Georgia Moore (Will) and Pearl Cornell of Chattanooga.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, March 10th, 2024 at 2 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 4 pm at First Baptist Church located at 205 East Main Street, Gallatin, TN. Pastor Travis Fleming will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church on Main Street, Gallatin.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Dr. Jones or your condolences with his family at Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin is honored to assist the Jones family with these arrangements.

Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin, 100 E. Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066. 615-452-7115. Obituary line 615-452-5900. E-mail: [email protected].


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