Obituaries: Jack LeRoy Jones

Jack LeRoy Jones, 88, of Ottumwa, died at 7:10 a.m. March 24, 2020 at Ridgewood Care Center in Ottumwa.

He was born September 12, 1931 in Ottumwa to Wilbur and Noela Stufflebeam Jones. He married Janet Schooley and they later divorced.

A resident of Ottumwa all of his life, Jack served in the US Army. He worked for John Morrell & Co. until 1973 and retired from the City of Ottumwa in 1995.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, following local bluegrass bands and spending time in his garden.  He was very particular about his yard.

Surviving is his son, Scott (Deb) Jones of Ottumwa; 4 grandchildren, Jerry Jones, Lisa Garrison, Megan Blaine and Jesse Jones; and 3 step-granddaughters; several great grandchildren; three sisters, Charlene Brandon, Martha Ann Edwards and Donna Ogden all of Ottumwa; a brother, Donnie Jones of Ottumwa; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Jones; three brothers, Marvin, Rex and Bill Jones; a sister, Irene Carpenter;

His body has been cremated.

A time to celebrate his life will be held at a later date at Reece Funeral Home.