John Monroe Jones, USN-Ret, age 82, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. John's journey began September 9, 1938 as a son born to Donald Monroe and Ethel Taylor Jones in Roane County, West Virginia. He was a proud veteran having served his country honorably in the United States Navy and retiring as Senior Chief Petty Officer after a twenty year career. After retiring from the Navy, he continued working for sixteen years at the National Security Agency as a civilian government employee. John loved his family and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He held a great reverence for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Walker Jones; infant daughter, Linda Colleen Jones; siblings, Margie West, Betty Marrs, Dave Jones, Wanda Nichols, Mary Lou Siers, and infant brother, Herman Clayton Jones.
He is survived by a loving family that includes four children: Carol Arnold (Cecil) of Morehead City, Chris Jones (Mary) of Pinetops, Mike Jones (Elizabeth) of Pasadena, MD, and Cathy Rose (Dennis) of Rocky Mount; siblings, Melvin Jones and Mildred Lane, both of Spencer, W.Va, and Sue Cuppett of Huntington, W.Va. He was especially proud of his grandchildren, Ashley Taylor (Jonathon), Austin Arnold (Tejhy), Allison Jones (Justin), Rebecca Arnold, Ryan Jones (Emily), Rebecca Hammel (John), Melody and Marstin Jones, Tanner, Josh, and Lexi Rose; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Caroline Taylor, Capri and Esmie Arnold, Davis Jones, and Joey Hammel. John will also be greatly missed by special friend, Bettie Parker of Rocky Mount; brothers-in-law, George Marrs and Bill Nichols, along with a host of family friends and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to visit the family 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Davis-Little Funerals, 2129 Lawrence Circle, Rocky Mount. Graveside service will be held privately.
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