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Nov. 4, 1921 - July 14, 2012

Leslie Day "Jonesy" Jones, born November 4, 1921 in Shelby County, Missouri to Samuel P and Minnie Day Jones went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Escondido, CA.
He was one of eight children. He is survived by son, Timothy (Ruthie) Jones; daughter, Alesia (Jim) Addesso; brother, Perry Jones; sister, Dora Marie Jansen; and grandchildren: Tiffiny, Amber, Karelisa, Joe, Josh and Eve; great-grandchildren Noah, Maria and Nick; numerous nieces and nephews, and step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn K. (McGuffey) Jones who he married on Dec 24, 1944.
Jonesy grew up in the hills of northeast Missouri and was known for his holler, which could carry for miles. He was a star basketball player and high jumper at Bethel High School. He attended Gem City College in Quincy to be an accountant. He was proud to be a Marine and served in the Corps (MAC 15) from July 23, 1942 - December 10, 1945. He trained at Camp Pendleton and was sent to New Caledonia (So Pacific) Oct 15, 1942 to be in supplies. He returned May 21, 1944 and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge. Decades later he drove over the bridge. He was then stationed in El Centro, CA. where he arrived July 3, 1944 by train from San Diego. They got here at midnight and couldn't believe how hot it was. After an Honorable discharge as a Technical Sergeant on December 10, 1945 he soon went to work at the Ice Company in El Centro. After 4 years he became an electrician for over 37 years in the IBEW. He started at Bush Electric, then Bob Van der Linden Electric for 19 years, Supreme (Watson) and a few others to retire in 1987. All these years he was known as the "Good Looking Electrician" and worked on most of the major projects in the Imperial Valley. One day you may tear into a wall and find "Jonesy was here" with a date and weather. They bought a house on Holt in 1949 and built a home on Nichols in 1978. He and his wife attend El Centro First Assembly for over 47 years. As service to the Lord he donated his time to do electrical work in over 20 churches, especially Faith Assembly. In his later years he called and encouraged people, too many to name. His "black" phone book was very thick. Many individuals across the nation will miss their call.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Alhiser-Comer Mortuary in Escondido. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, CA with Rev Bill Brewer officiating. If anyone wishes to contribute in his name they can send funds for Missions at Faith Assembly in Imperial or to the building fund at Faith Chapel in Mentone, CA. A memorial service is planned for 10:00 am Saturday, July 21 at Faith Assembly in Imperial, CA.

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from July 18 to July 19, 2012
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