Leslie K. 'Casey' Jones, 87, of 416 Sunset Lane,
Shippensburg, died Tues., March 23, 2010 in the Chambersburg
Born December 10, 1922 in Mercersburg, Franklin
County, to William Leslie & Elsie Viola (Sigel) Jones. He was
predeceased by wife, Mabel V. (Shoop) Jones, December 28, 1990;
three brothers and two sisters. Casey was a member of Prince Street
United Brethren Church, Shippensburg.
He retired from the Letterkenny Army Depot,
Chambersburg and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II serving with the
509th Parachute Infantry Battalion.
Survived by son, Charles M. Wingerd & wife
Deborah, Shippensburg; daughter, Shelby J. Leedy & husband Kenneth,
Chambersburg; brother, Harold Jones, San Antonio, TX; sister,
Kathryn Linn, Shillington, Berks co.; special friend, June E. Minor,
Shippensburg; 6 grandchildren; 12 gr. grandchildren and 4 gr. gr.
grandchildren. Funeral will be 3 PM Sun., March 28, in Prince Street
United Brethren Church, Shippensburg. Officiating will be the Rev.
James O. Bolich.
Burial with military rites conducted by the
Shippensburg VFW & American Legion Posts at Spring Hill Cemetery. A
viewing will be Sunday afternoon, one hour prior to services in the
[published in the Public Opinion, Tues.,
Grave marker for Leslie K. Jones in the Spring Hill
Cemetery, Shippensburg (Cumberland county), Pennsylvania.
enlisted at Harrisburg, PA on 6 February 1943 but did not join the
508th until he, as a Pfc, was transferred to Co H from the 509th PIB
on 3 Feb 1945 as it was being inactivated.
Pfc Jones received the Bronze Service Arrowhead Device for the
Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations