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.
Published by Pahrump Valley Times on May 20, 2015.