Dr. John Lloyd Jones Jr.
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:03 pm
WCP 7.16.10 Dr. John Lloyd Jones Jr., 91, of Fulton, Ky., died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fulton, Ky., with the Rev. Nick Jaeger officiating. Burial will be in Greenlea Cemetery, Fulton, Ky., with Hornbeak Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Jones was born July 30, 1918, in Dresden son of the late Dr. John Lloyd and Cornella Wayne Smith Jones. His family moved to Fulton in 1930. He attended Murray State and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He served in the U. S. Army Dental Corps during World War II, stationed at several posts in the U.S. and in Manilla, the Phillippines, where he met and married Kathleen Riesenberger Jones, an American Red Cross hospital worker, in 1946. She preceded him in death. They returned to Fulton where Jones joined his father in a dental practice. His son, Dr. Alan W. Jones, continues that practice today.
Jones was active in Boy Scouts of America, as a Scout and Scouter. He was awarded the national Silver Beaver Award for his contributions to Scouting. He also was active in civic affairs in Fulton, including serving on the city council and the planning and zoning commission. He was a strong supporter and advocate for the city’s fire department and ambulance squad. He served as chairman of the Fulton Public Library.
He was a director of Burks Beverage of Dyersburg, a Dr. Pepper and Pepsi distributor. He was also a 61-year member of the Fulton Lion’s Club, member of the American legion and was a Mason and member of Roberts Lodge Post #72, and was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fulton, Ky.
Survivors include five children and seven grandchildren, W. Steven Jones and wife Mary E. Burns of Summit, N.J., and their children, Matthew and Ellen; Lloyd R. Jones and wife Ellen K. Jones of Louisville, Ky.; J. David Jones and wife Pyddney K. Jones of Lexington, Ky., and their children, Will and Katie; Christine R. Jones of Memphis and Alan W. Jones and wife, Elizabeth R. Jones of Fulton and their children Shelby, Jack Henry and Caroline. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Polk of Monroe, La.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary McRae and a grandson, John Murphy Jones of Lexington.
Condolences may be left online at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.