ALVIN "BIG AL" JONES
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ALVIN "BIG AL" JONES After a lengthy and arduous battle with neuropathy and leukemia, Alvin "Big Al" Jones passed away and went home to be with the Lord May 9, 2015 at the age of 83. Alvin was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 16, 1932. He joined the United States Marine Corps after high school, and served in Kobe, Japan and Inchon, South Korea with the 1st Marine Division as one of the "Chosin Few" at Chosin Reservoir, South Korea. Upon his return to the United States, he joined the Illinois National Guard and rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Afterwards, Alvin worked as a Chicago Policeman for 14 years, and the WGN TV Station for 30 years. In 1999, he retired and moved to Pahrump, Nevada and began working as a TV talk-show host and special reporter for KPVM TV. Alvin was very active in the Pahrump Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 1199. He always made a point of reaching out to others, to share a smile and offer words of encouragement to all whom he met. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He is survived by his brother, Alfonso; his daughter Pamela and son-in-law Amara; grandsons: Philip, William, Julian, Nicholas; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives. The celebration of the life of Alvin Jones will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church, 1300 East Highway 372, Pahrump Nevada 89048. The burial will take place Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Pahrump Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 for Veterans Services.


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Published in Pahrump Valley Times on May 20, 2015.
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May 14, 2020
Alvin was a wonderful man, always made me laugh.
Bonnie Wittig
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June 17, 2015
Alvin was a dear friend for a long time. I will always miss him. He was so upbeat all the time always had a smile and was cheery.
Faith Lee
May 28, 2015
Al was a very dignified and gentle man. He was easy to love, easy to admire and easy hold in reverence. He exemplified being a good Christian, excellent Marine, and oh that voice. He is now in the same place as many he has known in life, and I know they are all young, free of pain, and watching out for all of us. See you on the other side dear Al.
Pat Houser
May 28, 2015
The short time I knew Al I always admirded how much he really enjoyed people. Al was always at ease with everyone. Al old buddy you will be missed here. I only hope I find you up there. Love Ya DJ.
May 22, 2015
Al Jones love the Lord and love the Salvation Army. He served on the Salvation Army advisory board for 9 years we are very sad to hear of his passing ; We did not lose him, because we know exactly where he is , in the arms of our Lord. You will be missed Al.
majors Arlene and Dion Torres
May 22, 2015
Al was a very special guy and a friend to everyone. He was loved by all and will certainly be missed.
Rich & Sandee Canapary
May 20, 2015
Al was always a special person in my life and we shall miss him very much. He is in a better place and without pain. God Bless you Al - RIP
Kay Ellis
May 20, 2015
Al was a wonderful man and befriended everyone. He will be missed. Prayers go out for Al Jones. He is now in God's hands.
Bonnie Wittig
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