It is with regret we announce the passing of Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Jacob Dennis Jones, US Army, age 80 of Hazel Green, AL. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, August 20 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bishop Eric Cowan, Gilford Thompson, Debbie Hansen, and Evan Moore officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Blanche Cemetery.
Mr. Jones was born on October 25, 1940 in Pocatello, ID to the late Enoch Frederick and Olive Lucy Moore Jones. Jake retired from the Army after 21 years of service as a teacher for the Academy Health Sciences. He also worked as a hospital administrator in Wyoming. Jake was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge in Blue Springs, KY and Petersburg, TN. He passed away on August 15, 2021.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lanna Jo Mooney Jones; daughters, Onna Yvonne (Rick) Henslick of Gulf Shores, AL and Jo Athenea Newberry of Taft, TN; son, Harold Douglas Newberry of Dellrose, TN; sister, Juanita J. Aguliar of Idaho; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jake Jones.
My husband, my precious Jake, I love and miss you with all my heart. You were so good to everyone, your troops loved you and you made the Army a better [place while you were there. You were a Christian and we were sealed in the Temple. A blessing for time and eternity. Jodie left to be with you, shes with you today, we left her with you yesterday. Take care of eachother and I’ll be along soon. Until then I send you both all my love. Your wife, Lanna