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Albert Walter Jones Jr.

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Albert Walter Jones Jr. Veteran

Birth
Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Death
2 Oct 2001 (aged 79)
Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Ward SS, Section 19, Square 7, E 1/2 2nd NE Corner
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COACH, TEACHER...remembered as a HERO and a ROLE MODEL.

....Chalk in hand, Albert Jones challenged teen-agers for nearly 36 years as a teacher and assistant principal. After hours,he put away that chalk and grabbed a whistle, becoming the Coach Jones who helped win five baseball championships, including four district championships, consecutively, and a state championship in 1956. He was just as skilled when spikes gave way to cleats, the football to baseball. He coached the Peabody Lions to two football championships, in 1959 and 1969.

Coach Jones was born on Pocahontas Island, a quiet little community in the middle of the Appomattox River. But he lived no quiet, tucked away life. He graduated from then-segregated Peabody High School and returned with a master's degree to teach there.

But long before his days of girdiron greatness and classroom clout, Jones had already been a hero to Petersburg---and his nation. He served as a member of the first African American tank battalion, 784th division, under General George Patton, helping to win World War II.

Jones was a member of Beaux-Twenty Club, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, NAACP and other civic organizations.

His spouse of more than 50 years is Bessie Reid Jones of Petersburg, VA.
COACH, TEACHER...remembered as a HERO and a ROLE MODEL.

....Chalk in hand, Albert Jones challenged teen-agers for nearly 36 years as a teacher and assistant principal. After hours,he put away that chalk and grabbed a whistle, becoming the Coach Jones who helped win five baseball championships, including four district championships, consecutively, and a state championship in 1956. He was just as skilled when spikes gave way to cleats, the football to baseball. He coached the Peabody Lions to two football championships, in 1959 and 1969.

Coach Jones was born on Pocahontas Island, a quiet little community in the middle of the Appomattox River. But he lived no quiet, tucked away life. He graduated from then-segregated Peabody High School and returned with a master's degree to teach there.

But long before his days of girdiron greatness and classroom clout, Jones had already been a hero to Petersburg---and his nation. He served as a member of the first African American tank battalion, 784th division, under General George Patton, helping to win World War II.

Jones was a member of Beaux-Twenty Club, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, NAACP and other civic organizations.

His spouse of more than 50 years is Bessie Reid Jones of Petersburg, VA.


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  • Created by: Geri
  • Added: Feb 10, 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7173938/albert_walter-jones: accessed ), memorial page for Albert Walter Jones Jr. (6 Dec 1921–2 Oct 2001), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7173938, citing Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Geri (contributor 46566166).