|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1921|
New Madrid County
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2001|
Glenn Robert Jones, 79, died at 12:01 a.m. April 25, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1921, in Morehouse, son of the late Robert Norphlet and Ruth Vaselo Jones. He was a water plant operator for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities. He was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He served with the Missouri National Guard from February 1953 to November 1975 and was a member of Clayton Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.
On Sept. 5, 1946, in Sikeston, he married Bonita Claire Baugher, who preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1979. Survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Opal Jones. Jimmy and Vangie Jones, Wesley and Wendy Jones and Donald and Debbie Jones; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sondra and Jimmy Wills, Brenda and Ron Williams and Iva and Eddie Massey and Lisa Jones of the home. One brother Leo Jones and 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one son Johnnie Jay Jones, one daughter Sharon Louise Lands and one grandson.
Visitation was at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where services were scheduled. The Rev. James Kinsey, pastor of Sunswept Baptist Church in Union City, TN officiated. Full military grave site rites were conducted by the Missouri Military Honors Program at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Michael Green, Keith Standridge, James Ferguson, Wendell Cooper, Dennis Carmack and Steve Alexander.
Fighting Man Gave Blood
(From Sikeston Standard Democrat)
Not content with doing his bit in the war on the Italian Front, Cpl. Glenn Jones, brother of Mrs. Minnie Hobbs of Sikeston, says that he donated a pint of blood while on one of his rest leaves. "I have seen good American boys die for want of blood on the battle fields," he writes"and it made me think I was not doing all I could to win this war."
Cpl. Jones said that he assisted in some plasma transfusion during or following battles. Glenn served 23 years in the United States Army National Guard. 9 February 1953 to 20 November 1975 as Staff Sergeant Glenn R. Jones United States Army Reserve National Guard (Retired)
He went to work for the City of Sikeston as Water Plant Operator in 1952, and after 30 years of service, retired in 1982 at the age of 61.
Several years before his death, Glenn had suffered a stroke. He never recovered fully as he just did not have the desire. At 61 years of age Dad said he had done enough, he finished raising all his children and watched and enjoyed as those children married and had children of their own. He missed Bonita terribly but felt he needed to finish the job they started. But he was tired. He felt he had lived the life of his dreams and was ready to move on to the next phase. He said he was not afraid. As he lay, almost comatose, he saw Bonita waiting for him. He called out to her. And so it was, soon he was with her and with his supreme Father.
Robert Norphlet Jones (1878 - 1970)
Ruth J Vaselo Jones (1891 - 1934)
Bonita Claire Baugher Jones (1928 - 1979)
Daniel Lee Jones (1947 - 2014)*
Sharon Louise Jones Lands (1950 - 1983)*
Johnnie Jay Jones (1959 - 1959)*
Arthur Clay Jones (1901 - 1962)**
Minnie Hahn Ditto (1909 - 1993)**
Geneva Belle Jones Williamson (1912 - 1993)*
Mildred M. Jones Crowley (1918 - 1991)*
Glenn Robert Jones (1921 - 2001)
Ruth Janette Jones Thurlkill (1926 - 1995)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: May 25, 2007
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