First Southern Baptist Church
100 Vermont St
Gridley, CA 95948
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Gene L. Jones

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Gene L. Jones Obituary

Gene was born in Cincinnati, OH, to Marie and Lawrence Jones on July 20, 1938. He came to California in 1957, while serving in the Navy at Pt. Mugu. After his service, he started and owned a number of businesses, including J&B Trucking, Equipment Transportation Service (ETS), and Jones & Sons Trucking in Ventura County, CA. He also owned and operated L&H Liquor and Deli in Big Bear Lake, CA.

Gene and his wife, Barbara, moved to Gridley in 1999, where he continued in the trucking industry until health issues forced him to retire. He returned as often as possible to Ventura Co. to visit with family and old friends. Gene also enjoyed visiting with the new friends he had made in the Gridley – Biggs area. He loved barbecues, auto racing of any kind, and looking through old equipment/junkyards for "hidden treasures".

Gene passed away at Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA, on November 11, 2017, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of
Biggs, his sons; Larry (Elena) and Ron (Laurie), and his grandson, Cory, of Camarillo, CA. He is also survived by his brother, Jim (Sue) of Cincinnati, OH, and two step-sons; Steve Lund of Gridley and Gary Lund of Sacramento.

A celebration of Gene's life will be held at 3pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Gridley, located at 100 Vermont St., Gridley, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the .
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Dec. 2, 2017
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