Dr. Marion L. “Branch” Jones, 80 of Wendell, went home to be with the Lord. He was born in Lugoff, South Carolina. Marion was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Marion was a Poultry and Animal Nutritionist, obtaining his BS degree at Clemson University, MS degree at Oklahoma State University and PhD at Texas A & M University.
Marion served as a Lieutenant for two years in the United States Army.
Marion was on the faculty of the University of Georgia and North Carolina State University before moving into industry. Marion owned and operated E-Z Mix Animal Nutrition, Inc. of Wendell for 25 years.“Branch” was a Director and past President of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International and a member since 1974.He served as a Coordinator and Lay Leader for Lay Witness Missions for 12 years. Marion was an active member of the Wendell United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Teacher and Usher for many years. He loved the Lord and shared his faith. Marion was an Author of “Praise Ye, The Lord”, a book to remember the Lord with Adoration.
Funeral service 2 pm, Saturday, Wendell United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Greenemount Cemetery.
He survived by his wife, Mary Jean, daughter, Jeanie, son, Bill, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, and 3 grandsons, Isaac, Adam and Micah.
Flowers or memorial contribution to a charity of choice are welcomed.
Visitation, 7-9 pm Friday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home. Share your memories, photos, or condolences of Dr. Jones at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.