Zachary Len Jones, 20, of Monticello, passed away on July 25, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was a skidder operator for L. D. Long, Inc. and was of the Southern Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mud riding and big trucks. He was a volunteer fire fighter for Garnett Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service wildland fire fighters. He dearly loved his family and friends and always making people smile.

He was born July 31, 1995 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Survivors include his father, Walter Jones; girlfriend, Rachel Sheppard of Youngsville, Louisiana; his mother, Becky VanMatre of Berwick, Louisiana; two sisters, Amber Jones of Natchitoches, Louisiana and Morgan Jones of Youngsville, Louisiana; two grandmothers, Charlotte Jones of McGehee and Ann Myers of Bayou Vista, Louisiana; his great-grandmother, Lona Myers of Bayou Vista, Louisiana; the love of his life, Caitlin Smith of Star City; his nanny, Carla Jones and uncle Steve; his aunts and uncles, Billy, Mark and Sherry VanMatre, Adria Bergeron and Judy Wiehe and husband Carl; cousins, Kyle Monk, Mandi Little and husband Matthew, Tanner and Griffin Rachal, Dylan and Dustin VanMatre and Serenity Saunders; nephews, Tristen Metoyer and Houston Aranda; and a niece, Kambree Aranda. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Carl Jones and Bill VanMatre.

Funeral service will be held on July 28 at 10 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be held on July 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to:

Fallen Firefighters Memorial
P.O. Box 56470
Little Rock, AR 72215

American Cancer Society
901 N. University
Little Rock, AR 72207

Log A Load for Kids
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way
Little Rock, AR 72202