In Loving Memory of James E. Jones
James E. Jones, age 79, passed away at his home, Wednesday, October 11, 2023 in Concho, Arizona. Jim was born on June 23, 1944 in Corbin, Kentucky to Joe Hubert Jones and Hazel Gertrude (Friar) Jones. Jim was second of nine children and often helped the family by hunting, fishing and raising tobacco.
Jim joined the Air Force, at the young age of just 16, in 1960, with the help of his Aunt Nan. There he learned Computer Operations and Programming . Jim served for four years in the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1964.
Jim met Patsy and her two daughters, Debbie and Tammy, in 1966. Jim and Patsy were married and added son, Michael, to the family in 1970.
His pastimes changed throughout the years: hunting, fishing, shooting guns, bowling, golf, and dirt bike riding. Jim always strived to master the sport he was involved in. In his retirement years he settled more for watching sports on TV. He and son, Mike, had many fantasy sports teams, which they spent hours discussing. There were family night poker games, and cribbage and dominoes with Patsy. Jim and Patsy spoiled their three grandchildren, Wesley, Jeremiah, and Taylar, buying them their first bikes and first guns and trips to Disneyland. Jim helped to shape and guide his children and grandchildren.
He and Patsy moved to Concho Arizona in 2002 when Jim retired after 37 years as a Systems Analyst, continuing the computer work he had began in the Air Force.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and son. He will be very missed by his family and friends.
Jim is survived by his wife, Patsy Jones; three children, Debbie Robertson, Tammy Moore, and Michael Jones; three grandchildren, Richard “Wesley” Wopschall, Jeremiah Wopschall and Taylar Jones; two great-grandchildren, Draven Wopschall and Dashten Wopschall; sister, Janice Young, brother, Jack Jones, brother, Ronnie “Joe” Jones, sister, Cathy Jones, and sister, Cheryl Jones.
He was proceeded in death by mother, Hazel; father, Hurbert; his sisters, Judith Gross and Sharon Buck; and brother, Steven Jones.