Alfred E. Jones was born on January 25, 1926, in Burr Oak, Kansas. He was the son of Evan and Racheal (Buster) Jones. Alfred graduated from Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Iowa with the Class of 1944 and during high school ran with the track team. Alfred was working on the family farm when he enlisted in the Army of the United States in June, 1946. He served as an X-Ray Technician and was discharged in July, 1947. Alfred and Lucille E. Reynolds met while Lucille was living in Pleasantville, Iowa and they were united in marriage on August 15, 1948, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Alfred continued his working career driving for the State of Iowa and then was employed as an electrician and in maintenance at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Knoxville. Following his retirement he drove motor homes for Winnebago Industries. Alfred and Lucille enjoyed square dancing, motorcycle riding, boating, and camping. They had traveled to every state in the Union and loved life together until she passed away on October 27, 2009. Alfred eventually became a resident in care facilities in Knoxville and passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at West Ridge Specialty Care at the advanced age of 90 years.
Alfred is survived by his three sons and their wives, seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. They and their families are: Michael and Faye Jones of Blair, Nebraska; Gregory and Judy Jones of Indianola, Iowa; Rodney and Jacqueline Jones of Farmers City, Illinois.
Alfred leaves a sister-in-law, Marjorie (Reynolds) Wards of Huntsville, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his parents, Evan and Racheal Jones; his sister, Wilma Sage; his parents-in-law, James and Helda (Herlick) Reynolds; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Reynolds. Alfred was a member of the Moose Lodge in Newton, Iowa. Graveside Services were held on September 9 at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 13, 2016