City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Lyle Eugene Jones

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 80.
Died 04/14/2022.

Lyle Eugene Jones
Lyle Eugene Jones, 80, passed away peacefully with his family at Transitions Lifecare Hospice on April 14, 2022, located in Raleigh, NC. Lyle was born to Lyle Edgar Jones and Evelyn Grace (Hobbs) Jones on May 31, 1941 at their home in Lewistown, PA. He was the second born of five children and survived by his brother Neil Arden Jones of Saegertown, PA, his twin Lee Earl Jones of Boone, NC, his sister, Kay Elaine (Jones) Nageotte of Meadville, PA and brother, Gary Lenard of Punta Gorda, FL.

Lyle is survived by his former wife Norma (Messer) Jones and their three sons, Scott Edward Jones of Erie, PA, Darren William Jones of Wilson, NC, and David Allen Jones of Raleigh, NC. He has two daughters-in-law, Julie Jones and Laura Jones, and seven grandchildren, Justin, Samantha, Allison, AJ, Luke, Brady, Preston and two great grandchildren: Selah and Nathanael.

Lyle graduated from Meadville Area High School in Meadville, PA in 1960 and then went on to serve in the Army from 1961 to 1963; first in Fort Devens, MA, then in Coranado, CA for language school where he learned Taiwanese. He then was deployed to Taipei, Taiwan to work in communications with the Army.

After the Army, Lyle lived in Lynn, MA where he met his wife and married. He worked as a tool and die maker then moved to Connecticut and back to Meadville to start his business as a photographer, where he was best know for Photography by Lyle. Lyle was loved by his Meadville community for his stunning photography.

Lyle in his later years moved to Raleigh, NC to be with his son, David and wife, Laura and their two children, Brady and Preston. He then began his love for woodworking and had a woodworking shop where he built beautiful creations for his family to treasure.

Lyle enjoyed being with his family, photography, and woodworking. His last request was to tell his family he loved them. Lyle then went peacefully to heaven to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Lyle’s life will be held on May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the home of his son, David Jones and family with Pastor Stu Boehim officiating the Celebration. The family will greet visitors and invite them all for a meal after the celebration. Please bring your favorite picture of Lyle, or a picture taken by Lyle, and memories to share with our family and friends.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations