John E. Jones
December 14, 1932 – October 21, 2022
John is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Earl Jones and his brother, Bill Jones. He is survived by three children: James Jones (Debra), Michael Jones (Hong Xiao) and Leanna Jones, 4 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brother, Jerry Jones (Edna).
John was born Dec 14, 1932 in Omaha, NE, and graduated from Tech High School.
John served in the Navy Reserve from 1950 to 1955 and served on active duty on the USS Southerland from 1952 to 1953 – in the Korean War.
John’s love of barbershop music started in high school and went on for over 50 years. During that time, he was the Lead in numerous quartets, including The Great Danes, FROG and TOAD. He traveled a lot over the years to attend competitions and shows, including a trip to Russia with the Fremont Pathfinder Chorus in 2000 to participate in a Russian Barbershop Festival.
John was a member of the Bennington Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
Following his retirement, John became an active member of the USS Southerland Reunion Committee serving in various roles and attending as many of the reunions as possible. He always enjoyed getting together with his shipmates.
Memorial Service: Wednesday, November 2, 2022. 10AM at West Center Chapel with a visitation starting at 9AM
Private Interment with military honors at Omaha National Cemetery
Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society