YORKTOWN, VA - Lester M. Jones passed away at his home in York County on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the age of 92. He was one month shy of his 93rd birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Doris Jones; his brother Clyde and two sisters, Lucille and Doris. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his brothers, John, Bill and David Jones; and one sister Francis Jones Cox respectively. He also leaves behind his two sons, Richard Jones of Hampton, VA and Alan Jones and his wife Donna of Gloucester, VA; two granddaughters Michelle Alexander of Newport News, VA, and Krystal Alexander of Gloucester, VA; and five great-grandchildren. Lester was a WWII Veteran. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1939 to 1945 and received an Honorable Discharge as Sergeant in 1945. He was an expert rifleman and sharpshooter. He retired as a steam engineer with the United States Coast Guard, Yorktown VA; and in the same capacity from Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, VA. He was an avid gardener and loved nothing more than to share his bountiful harvest with family and neighbors. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Wednesday, April 3, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 2, in the funeral home.
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Amory Funeral Home
410 Grafton Drive Yorktown, VA 23692
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 31, 2013