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Jack Jones

Jack Jones
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Obituary for Jack Jones

Jack A. Jones passed away at home on Monday, January 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife Doralee, daughters Gail Jones Kearney and Debra Jones Fournier; and sons Edward Jones and Scott Jones. He was grandfather to Jody Jones Wilson, Staci Fournier Rosen, Sean Fournier, Dylan Jones, Shane and Katie Kearney. He was a great grandfather of three. He was also master to a string of very good dogs. Jack was born February 22, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio where he grew up. Before turning 12, he\'d lost his father to cancer; he lost his home twice, once by flood and another time by fire. Jack Jones was independent and resourceful. At 16, Jack joined the U.S. Navy. He served for 22 years and achieved rank as Master Chief Petty Officer. During his career, Jack served on nuclear submarines the USS Daniel Boon and the USS George Washington; he served aboard the USS Coral Sea in the 1970s; he was a nuclear training instructor for 12 years and a recruiter in New England. Jack retired in 1977 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Admiral T.B. Hayward. After spending decades in nuclear reactor rooms on submarines, Jack wanted to be outdoors. He moved to Putnam County with his family in 1977. His next careers included farming and raising beef cattle on weekends, while inspecting nuclear and fossil fuel power plants for The Hartford Steam Boiler Company during the week. In the 1990\'s he was honored as Putnam County\'s Conservationist of the year for his stewardship of his farm. Jack loved animals and enjoyed seeing wildlife from his back window. Jack Jones was past Master of Rising Star Lodge #4 Eatonton GA and Walton Lodge 200 in Shady Dale Georgia; he was a member of General Putnam Shrine Club; he was First President of the Troy Hooper Scottish Rite Association; he was a member of Al Sihah Shrine Temple in Macon; he was past Commander of the Al Sihah Legion of Honor; and most notably he was a member of Royal Order of Jesters. The family respectfully suggest memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC., 29605-4277. Visitation will be on Friday, January 20th, at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel from 12 to 2 PM, the service will follow at 2PM. Burial will be at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens following the service. Vining Ivy Hill Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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