Dennis (Green) Jones(03/27/1946-12/23/12)

Dennis (Green) Jones 03/27/1946-12/23/12 Dennis (Green) Jones was born March 27, 1946 in Oakland, CA and passed away December 23, 2012 in Bakersfield, CA. Dennis is preceded in death by his mother Betty Green, his stepfather Cleveland Green and sister Alva Green. Celebrating his memory is his wife and life partner Joyce Jones, his children Darsiel Gholston and husband Darren, Adam Jones and wife Charlotte, his grandchildren Dara, Dre, and Payton, his brother Cleveland Green Jr. and wife Janice, sister Donna Green, sister Sandra Segrest, brother Tim Martin and brother Roland Green and wife Sylvia. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. After Dennis attended Bakersfield High School, he joined the Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Upon an honorable discharge, he became a merchant seaman and traveled extensively. Dennis was active in tennis tournaments and was a member of Laurelglen Tennis Club. He also worked as a plasterer in the building trade until becoming ill in 1991. He fought a long battle with Renal failure and finally lost the fight. Thank you so much for the care given by RN Erica at San Joaquin Community Hospital ICU 1 and also the wonderful dialysis technicians at Davita Dialysis Center. Memorial services will be held at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary, Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Dec. 29, 2012