Dr. J.L. Jones Jr.
Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2:54 pm
The Messenger, July 13, 2010
Completed arrangements are being announced for Dr. John Lloyd “J.L.” Jones Jr., 91, of Fulton, who died 8 p.m. July 10, 2010, at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church at 1100 Vine St. in Fulton, with the Rev. Nick Jaeger officiating. Burial will follow in Fulton’s Greenlea Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton 5-8 p.m. today and from 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials be made to Fulton Public Library, 312 Main St., Fulton, KY 42041; or Troop 43, Boy Scouts of America, in care of Kelly Stubblefield, 381 Forestdale Ave., South Fulton, TN 38257.
He was born July 30, 1918, in Dresden, son of the late Dr. John Lloyd and Cornelia Wayne (Smith) Jones. He moved to Fulton in 1930.
He attended Murray State University in Kentucky and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps in World War II and was stationed at several posts in the United States and in Manilla, the Philippines. There he met and married the former Kathleen Riesenberger, an American Red Cross hospital worker, in 1946. They returned to Fulton and he joined his father in his dental practice, which is continued by his son, Dr. Alan W. Jones. Mrs. Jones preceded him in death.
He was active in Boy Scouts of America as a Scout and a Scouter and was awarded the national Silver Beaver Award for his contributions to Scouting. In Fulton, he served on the city council and the Planning and Zoning Commission and was a strong supporter and advocate for the city’s fire department and ambulance squad. He had been chairman of the Fulton Public Library board of directors and was a 61-year member of the Fulton Lion’s Club. He was also a member of the American Legion and Roberts Masonic Lodge 72 and of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fulton.
He had been a director of Burks Beverage of Dyersburg, a Dr. Pepper and Pepsi distributor.
Survivors also include three other sons and four daughters-in-law, W. Steven and Mary E. (Bruns) Jones of Summit, N.J., Lloyd R. and Ellen K. Jones of Louisville, Ky., J. David and Pyddney K. Jones of Lexington, Ky., and Elizabeth R. Jones of Fulton; his daughter, Christine R. Jones of Memphis; his sister, Eleanor Polk of Monroe, La.; seven grandchildren, Matthew Jones, Ellen Jones, Will Jones, Katie Jones, Shelby Jones, Jack Henry Jones and Caroline Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary McRae; and his grandson, John Murphy Jones.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.