John Harrison Jones



John Harrison Jones, 66, of Seymour, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at home with his family by his side.

Born Oct. 13, 1948, in Vincennes, he was the son of John William and Amy Jane Barger Jones, both of whom preceded him in death. On Nov. 5, 1982, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, he married Martha Sue Keys. She survives.

He graduated from Monroe City High School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War then retired from being a truck driver after 45 years. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and riding his moped.

Other survivors include four daughters, Kelly Jones, Laurie (Jeff) Reid, Amy (Nathan) Whitesell and Susan (Michael) Bowers; a son, John “Jack” (Erika) Jones; 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine S. Jones.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy E. Jones.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Richard Whitesell officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday after 10 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be made to the Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center.

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