Cassity Jones, entrepreneur and founder of The Cassity Jones Companies, passed away Jan. 21, at his home in Longview, Texas.
During his career, he was a building contractor; a developer; and owned an automobile dealership, a grocer/wholesale company and various real estate ventures — all which led him to found the Cassity Jones Companies, which now includes Cassity Jones Lumber, Home Plus Floors, A-1 Rental, Winn Tile Co., and CJ Commercial.
Cassity served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. After returning, he taught at Panola College. Thanks to postwar demand, he began building houses and opened a lumberyard.
In recent years, his company has been under the leadership of his sons John Jones, CEO; Jim Jones, CFO;and Jerry Jones, director of marketing. His grandson, Jeb Jones, is the chief operations officer. Stores are now located in Longview, Cart