Veteran-IntroEugene W “Gene” Jones, 89 of Jackson, died Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at Jackson Manor. He was born Oct 15, 1926 son of Tony and Vonnie Eddleman Jones. He and Ella Dee Goza were married Dec 24, 1948. She died Apr 25, 1989. He and Linda Goodrum Maevers were married Nov 21, 1994.

Gene was a member of Old McKendree Methodist Church in Jackson. He worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jackson and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 39 years of employment. He was a member of Excelsior Masonic Lodge #441 in Jackson for 51 years where he was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the American Legion Post #158 in Jackson for 48 years.

Survivors include 3 sons, Eugene Mark Jones of Jackson, Brian and Tim Jones of Cape Girardeau; 3 brothers, Freeman Jones of Farmington, MO, Alan “Rack” Jones of Millersville, MO and Ronald Jones of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parent and wife, Ella Dee.

Visitation will be 10 am til 2 pm Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral service will be 2 pm Friday at the funeral home with Rev Jimmie Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Excelsior Lodge #441 or American Legion Post #158.

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  1. Kathy Brown

    Boys; Our condolences for your Dad’s passing.

    Steve and Kathy Bertling Brown

  2. Lori Pierce

    Condolences from the Pierce / Evans family in AR. Eugene was a wonderful man that we love and respect. He will be missed.
    With Love,
    Lori, Hank, Cody Pierce & Becca Bradshaw
    Meagan, Will, Cayden, Wyatt, Annli and Olivia Evans

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