Samuel Walter Jones, III, age 65, of Grayson, Georgia, passed away on February 3, 2012 after a gallant fight with prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cathy Davis Jones; two sons, Samuel Walter Jones, IV (Deede) of Decatur, AL, Benjamin Davis Jones (Heather) of Atlanta, GA and daughter, Emily Jones Thomason (Nick) all of Atlanta, GA; two grandsons, Samuel Wyker Jones and Ian Richardson Jones both of Decatur, AL; brother-in-law, John J. Davis (Rhonda) of Kennesaw, GA; several nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Stephen Allen “Yogi” Jones. Sam Jones was born in Laurel, MS July 20, 1946 to Iva Lucille Herchenhahn Jones and Samuel Walter Jones, Jr. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and was an Eagle Scout. He was graduated from the University of Alabama in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Sam was a manufacturing representative in the men’s clothing industry and had a long relationship with Robert Talbott. He was devoted to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Snellville where he served on the Vestry, was Senior Warden of the Parish, and was a member of the Cursillo Community. Sam’s greatest joys in life were his family, church, automobiles, and race car driving. He will be remembered as a Southern gentleman with a contagious zest for life and dynamic personality. Sam’s favorite Psalm was, “be still and know that I am God.” A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Mr. Jones will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 12:00 o’clock at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Oak Rd., Snellville, GA 30078 with Fr. P. Douglas Coil, Rector officiating. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial gifts be made to in memory of Mr. Jones. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company,” Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.