Thomas Kirkland Jones, Sr.

Thomas K. Jones, 73, of Simpsonville, husband of Edna Susan Baskin-Jones, died on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

Born in Vero Beach, FL, he was a son of the late George & Mabel Kirkland Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

Tom was an avid runner, reader and learner, always eager to experience new things. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics/computer science. His stint in the Navy as a submariner laid the foundation for his love of travel and his later journeys to Europe. He was a longtime member of the Greenville Track Club, Toastmasters International, and Drinking Liberally, as well as Furman’s OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program. A very much loved husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle who will be extremely missed. The world is now a darker place by one golden light. He was one of the smartest, kindest, gentlest humans you could have had the pleasure of knowing.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by his children, Kirk Jones and his wife, Dana, of GA, and Michelle Crenshaw and her husband, Ken, of MS; grandchildren, Lee, Elizabeth, and Gwen Crenshaw, and Ivey Jones; a great-grand-son, Keelan Crenshaw; one brother, George Jones of CA; and a sister, Margaret Jackson and her husband, Bob, of VA.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Ann Jones.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for family and friends on October 17, 2020 from 10:00-12:00 PM at Pretty Place, Fred W. Symmes Chapel, 100 YMCA Camp Rd, Cleveland, SC 29635.

Condolences to the family of Thomas Kirkland Jones, Sr.

  • Nannette Greer
    3 years ago

    Susan I’m so sorry for your lose. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Nannette Greer.

  • Richard and Joyce Strawhorn
    3 years ago

    Susan, Joyce and I send our thoughts, condolences and prayers to you and your family. We will remember you in the coming days.

  • Pam Baldwin
    3 years ago

    Susan and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! May the days ahead be filled with fond memories. Prayers of comfort are with you.

  • Polly Mierke
    3 years ago

    Dear Susan and family, Chuck and I are saddened for this tragic accident. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you anytime. Love and hugs Polly and Chuck

  • Genie Murphy
    3 years ago

    Susan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. He was an integral part of Drinking Liberally and will be sorely missed by us all. The world has lost a kind and gentle soul. Peace and healing for all who loved him.

  • The Pawleys Island chapter of Drinking Liberally extends it’s condolences to the Jones family. When one of us grieves, we all grieve. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Rob Gettings
    3 years ago

    Love and sympathy for you and your family.

  • Mary McGee and John O'Donnell
    3 years ago

    OD and I were so saddened to hear of your loss. Tom was a gentle soul who made everyone around him better. His kindness and humor always made our visits at Drinking Liberally so welcoming and so much fun. We hope you find peace in your memories.
    All the best, Mary McGee

  • Retha King
    3 years ago

    Mrs BJ,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.

  • Montine
    3 years ago

    KIRK and Dana, so sorry for the loss of your father. Our sympathy to you and your family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Montine & Jimmie Mize

  • Tom was a good guy. I am going to miss him.

  • Tom, a friend, a leader, a guide…and the person that incited me to attend Drinking Liberally, sometimes taking me himself to be sure I did not miss it. Now, it is for me to miss him even if from the distance.
    Dear Susan, no, there is not any way to console you. But we will be here for you in heart, 💘 and prayers. 24/7. A big and prolonged hug.
    Manuel, Gabriela, Camila.

  • Amanda Garrett
    3 years ago


    Our family is so saddened by the loss of Tom. He was such a gentle, kind, generous soul. Our Drinking Liberally group will not be the same without him. You and the family are in our thoughts.

  • Nancy Mathews
    3 years ago

    Susan, I am at a loss for words. My heart goes out to you because I know the pain you’re in. Tom was such a wonderful gentle man. I always loved to hear his little chuckle. I am praying for you.

  • Kristen Brown
    3 years ago

    Susan, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Tom was such a kind and generous person. He touched many lives and made them better. Drinking Liberally now has a hole in it’s heart. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
    Big hug and much love.

  • Billi Jo
    3 years ago

    My heart hurts for you dear friend. I pray you find comfort and peace. I’m minutes away if you need a shoulder, company or errands. Wrapping you in the warmest hug. ❤️

  • Susie van Zeeland
    3 years ago

    Susan, I just learned this evening of Tom’s passing. Please know that I am so very sorry and that you and your family are in my thoughts and especially in my prayers.
    Sue Parker van Zeeland

  • Susan, so sorry to learn of your Tom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your precious memories bring you comfort.

  • i am sorry for your loss of Tom
    will always remember all the good the good tunes we gad


  • Lynda Molnar
    2 years ago

    Dear Susan and family. Just heard from Jim Roberts (GTC) that Tom died over a year ago. I am so very sorry for your loss. I surely know something of those agonizingly difficult times. I do have happy memories of the running, hiking and camping days that we all shared and even some pictures.
    With sadness for you and your family,
    Lynda Molnar

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