By: Morton Konkrake
December 17, 2012
John Swinfield Jones, Jr., age 90 of Dingess departed this life on December 16, 2012 at his home. Born August 18, 1922 on Twelve Pole Creek in Mingo County, he was the son of the late John Swinfield Jones, II and Cuba Vance Jones. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Benny Jones, sister Sarah Shelton, and a very special great-granddaughter Karley Florence May.
Mr. Jones was a retired security guard, he was of the Baptist religion, and he was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army in the Pacific Theatre, and he later joined the US Air Force with a rank of Staff Sgt. in the Korean Conflict era. He was proud to be of service to fellow veterans at the VA Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years Nancy Messer Jones, two sons and daughter-in-laws, John S. (Martha Elste) Jones, III of Lenore and James Benny (Mona Wellman) Jones of Dingess, three daughters and two son-in-laws, Sharon Kay Jones (George) Lackey, Sharry Lynn Jones (Estel “Puddy”) Weekley all of Dingess, and NaSharia “Sha” Jones at home. Grandchildren, Lora Lafferty (Dustie) Clay , Krista Jonnilyn Jones (Melvin) Bryant , Eva Kay Jones (Sherman) May, Mack Avery Osborne, James Hunter Jones, and Natosha Weekley. Great-grandchildren, Adrian Kenneth Baisden, Xavier John Weekley, Makayle Raelyn Weekley, and Natalie Grace May.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the House of Prayer at Dingess with Rev. Roy Messer, Jr. and James Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Community Cemetery at Dingess. Friends may call on Tuesday beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends, honorary pallbearers will be Estel Weekley, Sherman May, and Henry Messer.
Military graveside rites to be conducted by the Belfry Kentucky DAV Honor Guard.
For email condolences go to : www.honakerfuneralhome.org.
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.