Grady Wayne Jones

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Weaver - Mr. Grady Wayne Jones, 69, of Weaver, was born on March 9, 1944 and passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Jones; children, Beverly Jones, Cheryl Jones, Jennifer Kane-Scott and husband, Chuck, Heather Harris and husband, Eric and Derrick Catlett and wife, Tina; brother, Glynn Nelson and wife, Deborah; sister-in-law, Carole Jones; brother, Charlie Jones, Johnny Jones, Kenneth Howard and wife, Mary, Donald Howard; adopted brother, Wayne Carroll and wife, Suzi; five grandchildren, Joshua Brouillette, Taylor Jones, Lindsey Kane, John Harris, Luke Harris and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Howard; stepfather, Neb Howard; brothers, David Howard, Robert Jones and sister, Janice White. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Alabama and was of the Baptist faith. He served 24 years in the United States Marine Corp. During his career he received a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam, Marine Corp., Vietnam Service Expeditionary Medal (Two Stars), Republic of Vietnam Merit Unit Citation of the Cross of Gallantry, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (One Star), Meritorious Mast, Letter of Appreciation, Expert Rifle Badge and Sharp Shooter Pistol Badge. He retired as Sergeant Major. Mr. Jones served three tours in Vietnam and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was stationed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and was once stationed in Newfoundland guarding the U.S. Missile reserve. He was also stationed in bases at, Norfolk, Va., Havelock, N.C., Jacksonville, N.C. and Jacksonville, Fla., Paris Island S.C., and was the youngest First Sergeant in Marine Corp. history at that time. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and earned his fellowship degree and served as administrator over Lodge 1669 and was a lifetime member of the VFW. The family wishes to thank Lakeside Hospice of Pell City. Special thanks to his nurse, Jeff Bush and Angelina. He was deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed by all of those who looked up to him. He was the best, our hero. Miller Funeral Home
Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 23, 2013
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