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Zethan Wayne "Tank" Jones

July 10, 1986 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 35)

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ZETHAN WAYNE JONES, affectionately known to many as "TANK", was born in Austin, Texas to Yvetta Jenkins and Clyde Laws on the 10th of July in the year of 1986, and was raised under the watchful eye of Johnnie Mae Whitaker, his great-grandmother.

He attended Ortega Elementary School, Lamar Middle School, and graduated from L.C. Anderson High School.

He received Christ at an early age and was an active member of Simpson United Methodist Church. While at Simpson  UMC, Zethan was a member of the Children and Youth choirs, the Junior Usher Board, the Simpson United Methodist Church Band, The United Methodist Men, and a member of SUMC's Board of Trustees.

Zethan was always willing to lend a helping hand.  He enjoyed cooking in the kitchen to make breakfast for the United Methodist Men's monthly morning meetings, and, for any cooking fundraisers, where his expertise was needed.

He was a long time Medical Driver for American Medical Response and St. David's Hospital (working in their transport division).

Everywhere Zethan went, he was known as someone you could depend on, and was well-received and respected by everyone he came in contact with.

Zethan enjoyed spending time with the children he loved and raised: Heaven and Angel Deary.  He was a "die-heart" Dallas Cowboys fan, and his favorite pastimes included: watching and playing Baskteball, collecting his favorite pair of shoes (especially, Jordans'), and spending time with his family and friends - to say the least.

He is proceeded in death by: Johnnie Mae Whitaker (Great-Grandmother/Mom); Ora Lee Jones (Great-Grandmother); Gloria Jean Jones (Grandmother); Adam Lee Jones (Grandfather); and, Adam Lee Jones (Grandfather)

He leaves here to cherish his memory:   His Mother: Yvetta Jenkins (Roderick); Brother: Jamin Jones (Cameosha); Great-Aunt: Audrey Anderson; Uncle: Yakez Washington; Niece: Jasmin Jones; Great-Nephew: XayZion Canada; Cousins: Rayshon Washington, Ashley Brown, and Aleighyanah Washington; adopted children: Heaven Dreay and Angel Dreay; and, his special friend, Dallas Dreay.


                                  RonDerrick Boggess              Gary Landry
                                  Denzell Hutchinson               Keith Madison
                                  Andrew Kennedy                    Rev. Ryan K. Reed



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Memorial Service
September 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Simpson United Methodist Church
1701 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Video is available for this event

Private Committal

Please note
The family requests that all individuals that plan to attend the Memorial Service at Simpson United Methodist Church for Zethan, please wear a mask inside the church at all times, out of respect for his family and church members. For those persons who are unable to attend in person, the service will be live-streamed through the Facebook page of Simpson United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. Please be mindful that we will also adhere to all CDC guidelines provided by Simpson United Methodist Church regarding their capacity attendance limit at the church.
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