Earl Thomas Jones

Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010

Longtime Kenai resident Earl Thomas Jones died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at The Kenai Senior Center in Kenai. He was 88.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov.15, 2010, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Mr. Jones' burial will follow the services at the Kenai City Cemetery. The V.F.W. Post #10046 and the American Legion Post #20 will be officiating, performing military honors and will be the pallbearers.

Mr. Jones was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Flandreau, S.D. He serviced in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. Mr. Jones moved to Alaska, living in Kenai in 1948. He worked as a carpenter and was a business agent for the Carpenters Union until he retired.

Mr. Jones was a member of the Shriners; an active member in The American Legion Post #20; and a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and the V.F.W. Post #10046, in Soldotna. He loved playing cards, working with wood and building different things.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Wayne; daughter, Wanda; two sisters and nine brothers.

He is survived by his son, Larry Earl Jones and his wife, Ronna, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughters, Melodie Szakats, of Sioux Falls; sister, Marilyn Anderson and her husband, Bob of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; and very special friend Betty Curtis of Kenai.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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