Mike Jones


Michael Patrick “Mike” Jones, age 54, of Dillsboro, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of David and Billie Jones. 

Mike was a big fan of the Atlanta Braves and was an avid collector of sports memorabilia. He was a graduate of Sylva-Webster High School and earned his bachelor of science degree in sports management from Western Carolina University.

Mike was preceded in death by one sister; Stephanie Jones.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Julie (Dwayne) Gentry; one nephew, Logan Gentry; and one niece, Hannah Gentry. 

Graveside services were held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Cory Boone officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Mike’s memory to The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation at NNPDF, P.O. Box 49, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0049; or online at: t.ly/NNPDFdonate.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., is serving the family.