Todd Alan Jones
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LAFAYETTE - Memorial Services for Todd Alan Jones will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 P.M. at the Syrie Funeral Home, 1417 E. Simcoe St., Lafayette, LA.
Todd was born in Springfield Township, Ohio on November 27, 1962. Six weeks later, he was adopted by Roosevelt and Pearl Jones. His early years were spent in Dayton, Ohio; Landover, Maryland; Needham, Massachusetts; Reston and Fairfax County, Virginia, where he graduated from Herndon High School in 1980.
During that time, he developed an enduring interest in sports and physical fitness. He participated in intramural and scholastic soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball and swimming and later became a certified scuba diving instructor.
After attending Ferrum College for a semester, he met Julie Walker of Haverhill, England. They moved to the U.K., married and had three children. Todd obtained his heavy equipment license and worked as an independent contractor for a number of years. He also continued his fascination with the martial arts and was the WCF superheavyweight world kickboxing champion for a number of years. In addition, he played semi-pro football in local leagues.
After working at L.A. Fitness Centers as a site locator and manager, Todd began to experience some health issues that he felt a relocation to the southern U.S. would remedy. Thus, he returned to the U.S. and began his work as a crew chief with Stanley Steemer in Orlando, FL and later in Lafayette, La.
Todd is survived by his grandmother, Elma Sampson; father, Roosevelt, and step-mother, Barbara Jones; sister, Tiffany Jones; children, Adam, Joshua, and Sophie Jones; grandsons, Leo Andrew Jones and Brody Thomas Jones; aunts, Margie Powell, Shirley Brown, Velma Turner, and Ruby Hite; cousin, Gary Powell; step-sisters and brothers, Belmer, Brian, Mark and Eric Addison, and Steven, Stephanie, and Monique Sills.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Syrie Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA.
Syrie Funeral Home - Lafayette
1417 E. Simcoe St. Lafayette, LA 70501
Published in the The Advertiser on Feb. 26, 2014