JONES, Jr., 74

LAKELAND - David H. "Papa" Jones Jr., 74, went to meet his heavenly Father on 12/24/12 due to heart failure.
David was a lifetime resident of Lakeland FL before retiring in upstate SC in 1999. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne for 3 years, worked in the phosphate industry, then 33 years for Farmland Industries in Mulberry, FL until he retired. Papa enjoyed fishing, hunting,
golfing, gardening, playing with his dogs and telling his life stories to
his grandchildren. He loved sitting on the back porch, could name any
plant or tree, a devoted Florida Gator fan, and was an avid history buff,
especially WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Arlene Sheridan Jones; sister, Sherri Jones-Morgan (Jerry) of Bartow, FL; son, Kevin David Jones (Aimee) of Lakeland, FL; daughter, Karen Kochenburger (Jim) of Altamonte Springs, FL; granddaughters, Brooke Jones, Stephanie Jones Whipple
(Kristopher), Hanna Larracas Jones & Kristin Kochenburger; and grandsons, David R. Jones, David "Oyo" Larracas Jones & Michael Kochenburger (Hannah).
Funeral services will be Mon. 12/31 at 11 a.m. at Gentry-Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd. Lakeland.


Published in Ledger from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2012