John Jones, 64, of Osceola died Jan. 2, 2014, at his home.
Services were 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. The Rev. William E. Ballard officiated. Interment of his cremains will be in Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to his family for a fitting tribute to be decided at a later time. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.
John Hammond Jones, son of Catherine Virginia (Dickinson) and Alfred Eugene Jones, was born Feb. 1, 1949, in Clarke County.
John graduated from Clarke Community High School. He then received a degree after attending four years of college.
On June 29, 1973, John married Jennie Gaylin Nelson in Decatur County.
John was a drummer and wrote novels.
John has been a lifetime resident of Osceola, except for a brief time in Harlan, when he worked for the newspaper.
In 1975, John and Jennie returned to Osceola and joined the A&W Restaurant business with his father. John and Jennie owned and operated A&W from 1975 until 1992. John then owned and operated a vending machine business for many years.
John is survived by his wife Jennie Jones of Osceola; daughters, Becky (Kurt) Webb of and Monika (Scott) Davis, all of Osceola, and Heather (Will) Seymour of Bismark, Ark.; grandchildren, Nova Webb, Sophia and Brady Davis and Haylen, Gracyn, Samuel and Miriam Seymour; brothers, Fred (Julie) Jones of Indianola and Floyd (Sue) Jones of Shenandoah; as well as other relatives and many friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents.