James E. Jones, son of the late Eugene Jones and Sue DeGrant Jones, was born on Jan. 9, 1933, in Springfield, Mo., and died at his residence in Dexter, Mo., on Sept. 16, 2012, at the age of 79.
Mr. Jones was a retired supervisor at the Division of Family Services in Bloomfield, Mo. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. He was also a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, Mo.
He was united in marriage to Barbara A. Hodge on Dec. 11, 1972, in Dexter, Mo. Mrs. Jones survives at their home in Dexter.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Heather Jones of St. Louis, Mo., and one sister, June Mothers-baugh, of Dexter, Mo.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanne Pepper.
Visitation will be held
at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with Rev. Adam Mueller officiating.