Lonnie L. Jones

October 30, 1945 - July 12, 2019
Lonnie L. Jones

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Lonnie L. Jones, 73, of Hampstead, lost his long and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, July 12,2019 at home surrounded by his family.

Lonnie was born to Orbie and Vera (Revells) Jones on October 30,1945 in Quincy Florida. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by six brothers, and his beloved son Mickey Dean Jones.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Sandra (“Sandy”) Jones; sons: David (Anita) and Kevin Jones; and daughter Cindy (Richard) Millis; grandchildren: Katelyn, Hannah and Michael Millis, Hunter and Alia Jones and Rylie and Whitney Jones; daughter-in-law, Lisa Jones; brother, Lester Jones (FL); and several nieces and nephews.

Also, he is survived by his faithful hound dog “Coletrain” who was always by his side, and he dearly loved.

He was a U. S. Marine who served with honor and distinction in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. He was a member of the well-known “Charlie Company”, earning several medals (5) for his outstanding service to his country.

After his service in the Marines, he became an electrician and worked for Corning in the fiber optics division. He retired from Corning after 20 years.

He was an avid sportsman. He loved the outdoors; hunting and fishing with his family was his favorite activities.

Most of all, he loved his family deeply and fiercely. He was extremely proud of all his grandchildren. Being their Papa was the highlight of his life, they were his pride and joy.

A celebration of his life will be held at the family home on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

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  • July 13, 2019
    Michael Moore says:
    Lonnie was a great Husband, Father, Uncle.and Grandfather to us all .Love you miss you ."Pike" will always remember our talk a few weeks ago .We both had tears in our eyes..RIP Uncle Lonnie .

  • July 14, 2019
    Wendy Perdue says:
    Lonnie was a truly lovely person and such a kind man. May his family remember his genuine smile, and humble soul.

  • July 15, 2019
    Greg and Dee Southerland says:
    I would like to offer the family our deepest and most sincere condolences. I pray that the many happy memories of Lonnie’s life with all of you will, with time, overcome the sadness and pain that have accompanied you all. Lonnie, Sandy, and the entire family welcomed my family into theirs many years ago, I particularly remember them spending time with my kids. Lonnie was a well-respected friend to all. I will always remember times spent at the Jones house. Please be assured of my prayers. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

  • July 16, 2019
    Kim Ramsey (Jones) says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss! I so enjoyed family reunions with all the family. All the fishing trips. Please accept my condolences.

  • July 18, 2019
    Becky Garvey lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2019 at 7:58:35 AM