James B. "J.B." Jones, 66, of Loogootee, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 8, 1944, in Loogootee, he was the son of Henry J. and Mary (Pettigrew) Jones.
A graduate of Loogootee High School, he was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in Vietnam. A fourth degree knight in the Loogootee Knights of Columbus, he was a member and past commander of the Loogootee American Legion Post No. 120 and a member of the Loogootee V.F.W. Post No. 9395. He also participated in the American Legion and V.F.W. Honor Guard. He was employed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane and retired in 1999. He was a lifelong farmer and accomplished many great things in his lifetime and touched many people's hearts and lives.
Jim's faith, family and friends were truly his riches and he will be very much missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Price) Jones, whom he married Dec. 31, 1965; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and David Lingenfelter of Loogootee, Jessica and Brian Dorsam of Jasper, and Rachael and Louis Hart of Loogootee; three sisters, Jeanette Albertson of Jasper, Jane Bruner and Martina Scott, both of Loogootee; eight grandchildren, Kassandra Lingenfelter, James Lingenfelter, Dylan Stahl, Sydney Stahl, Katie Brown, Christopher Graber, Nathanial Hart and John Hart; one great-grandson, Benjamin Truelove; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Deborah Sue Jones; and one brother, John T. Jones. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion and V.F.W.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Brocksmith Funeral Home in Loogootee, with a K of C memorial service at 7 p.m. followed by a rosary.
Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com.