John Robert Jones, 86 of Jefferson City, formerly of Roanoke, VA, passed away Thursday December 26, 2019 at The Heritage Center.
John served as a Radio Operator for The U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Alumni Chapter of Roanoke College, The Gem and Mineral Society, North Riverside Baptist Church of Newport News, VA; First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, TN. A member of the order of F. & A. M., belonging to lodges in Newport News and Roanoke, VA. After a full filling career, he retired from GE, Newport News Ship Building Co., and Siemens.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Sue Firey, grandson Christopher Pate, step-son David Firey II, half-brother Tommy Coleman, and son-in-law Andrew Chaney.
John was a loving husband, father, step father and grandfather to all. He leaves his wife Patricia “Pat” Jones, daughters: Susan Chaney, Cindy (Nat) Webb, Tracy Rene’, Alica (Fred) Bischoff, step-daughters: Debbie Firey-Louthen and Tonia (Doug) Turner. 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary with a service to follow at 7:00 p.m., Bill Rosser officiating. A visitation and service for family and friends in Virginia will be Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 12 until 2p.m., service to follow at John M Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem VA. Military graveside services will follow in Evergreen Park Cemetery, Roanoke, VA.
A special Thank You goes to the nurses, CNA’s, housekeeping, the beautician and volunteers at The Heritage Center that helped John daily.