The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday morning, December 24, 2012 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Willow Lake Road, Fort Valley, Georgia. The Reverend Henry Hill, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow Wednesday morning, December 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Mr. John C. Jones, Jr. was born January 5, 1928 to the late John C. Jones, Sr. and the late Magnolia Plant Jones in Marshallville, Macon County, Georgia. One brother, Clifford Jones, preceded him in death. He attended Macon County public school system. At an early age, he confessed Christ and joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Valley, Georgia. In March 1946, he enlisted into the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged on November 27, 1974. During his tenure, he served from April 12, 1954 to May 28, 1974 in the following countries: Germany, France, Vietnam, and Japan. He was the recipient of several citations and decorations, which included Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and World War II Victory Medal, to name a few. After many dedicated years of service, he retired as a Medical Specialist.
“J C,” as he was known by family and friends, was an active member of the Marshallville Senior Citizens Center. He was instrumental in getting a building for Marshallville Senior Citizens Center.
He leaves a legacy of love and memories to his beloved family which include, his children, Earlene Greene (Walter), Fairfield, Alabama, Davine Watson (Terry), Warner Robins, Georgia, and John C. Jones, III, Warner Robins, Georgia; his loving and devoted grandchildren, Sharonda Smith (Jason), Birmingham, Alabama, Kimberly Morrow (Anthony), Temecula, California, Bernadette Winn (Demetrius), Pensacola, Florida and Walter Greene, Jr., Fairfield, Alabama; six great grandchildren; one great great grandson; siblings, Robert E. Jones (Catherine), Panama City, Florida, Della Ruth Henderson (Hosie), Macon, Georgia and Carolyn Waller, Macon, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, including his devoted and loving Crocker Family and friends.