Pastor Brian D. Jones - Wheeling formerly of Chloe

Pastor Brian Douglas Jones, 60, of Wheeling, West Virginia, died Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at his home.

Brian was born May 25, 1948, in New York, New York, a son of Bertrand J. and Walborga (Obwaller) Jones of Oakland, California.

Jones pastored the Seventh-day Adventist churches of Wheeling and Weirton. He served in several Seventh-day Adventist conferences including Chesapeake, Nevada- Utah, Upper Columbia, Washington and Mountain View where he was the communications director. Also, he had been a chaplain at the Wildwood Hospital in Georgia; served on the staff of the Amazing Facts radio program; spoke on the WWVA Sword of the Spirit radio program; and was the author of six books and principle contributor for three Sabbath School Quarterlies, published by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Until May, 2007 Pastor Jones shepherded the Seventh-day Adventist congregations in Spencer, Glenville and Gassaway, WV. He and his family resided at Chloe, Calhoun County, WV.

His spiritual devotion is evidenced by his writings and by his continued pastoral work even in the face of debilitating illness. Throughout his tragically brief life he displayed a richness of mind, shown by his intense appreciation of classical music, great literature, and the beauties of nature. His deep love of his family is known to all those close to him.

In addition to his parents, Brian is survived by his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth A. (Beard) Jones; his daughter, Rebekah Stephanie Jones; and a brother, Bertrand B. Jones of Hedgesville, WV.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering from noon until time for the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, with Pastor Kingsley Whitsett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rebekah Jones Educational Scholarship Fund c/o Mt. View Conference, 1400 Liberty St. Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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