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Jack Ward Jones was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Springfield, Mo., to Clarence and Ida Jones and died May 26, 2005. Jack was a graduate of Senior High School in 1950 and of SMS in 1957.
   He was proud to have been a paratrooper with the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team from 1951 to 1954.
   Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Keith, who died in 1974.
   He Is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary (Du-Bois) Jones; and daughters, Cynthia and Marisa Jones of Springfield; granddaughter, Lily (Sides) Stockton and her husband, Jared, and daughter, Addison of Miller, Mo.; grandsons, Arlo and Jonah Jones-Sides of Springfield; sister-in-law, Kathryn Leonard of Republic; brother, Roger Jones of Springfield; three nieces and other relatives and friends.
   A ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
  Our thanks to Pat Hultz of St. John's Home Health and Community Hospices of America for their kind assistance.

[source: The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, MO, 29 May 2005, Sun, Page 14]


[courtesy of Herbert Rickards]

Columbarium niche marker for Jack W. Jones in Section C01, Site 453, Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, Springfield (Greene county), Missouri.

Jack enlisted in the Army on 18 January 1951 and served in the 508th ARCT. 

He was discharged as a sergeant on 17 January 1954.




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