---- — Mr. David W. Jones, 86, of Thorntown, passed away Jan. 7, 2014, at his residence.
David was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Lebanon, a son of the now late Horace and Bessie (Cannon) Jones. He married Beverly (McMillen) Jones in 1948. She survives. David attended Lebanon High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served from 1944 to 1946. Upon returning home from the Navy he worked for: Nickel Plate Railroad in Frankfort; owned and operated a milk hauling service for local dairy farmers; drove semis for Kroger; worked for Commercial Filters in the 1960s; owned and operated a Sinclair gas station in Thorntown from 1967 to 72; worked for Monlan Filters in the 1970s; and finally retired from Rodgers Finishing Tools in the 1980s. He loved fishing, baseball and being with his family and friends.
David was a lifetime member of Thorntown Christian Church; he was also an active member of the Thorntown American Legion Post 218 and the Masonic Lodge #113.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly and children: Mike (Susan) Jones of Anderson, Marilyn (David) Beem of Noblesville, Mark (Stephanie) Jones and Gary (Kristi) Jones, both of Thorntown; grandchildren: Melissa Gannon of Indianapolis, Laura (Nick) Metzger of Fishers, Katie Jones of Noblesville, Jennifer (Caleb) Warner of Pendleton, Lisa Beem of Noblesville, Natalie Jones, Caitlin Jones, Stuart Jones, Caleb Jones, Kara Jones, Ashley Jones, Austin Jones, Mackenzie Jones and Madison Jones, all of Thorntown; great-grandchildren: Cooper Gannon, Maddy and Drew Metzger, and Logan Warner; a sister, Judy Hettich of Carson City, Nev.; and a brother, James Jones of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Joan Wills and Richard “Dick” Jones.
Family and friends will gather from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan 13, for visitation in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the mortuary. David will be laid to rest with military rites at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.