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Jonathan Mark Jones

June 25, 1962 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 57)

Jonathan Mark Jones (Jon Boy, Jon Deere), 57, of Opelika, AL passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 CDT on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika.

Jon was born on June 25, 1962 in Georgia and was adopted by Herbert and Raynell Jones.  He graduated from Auburn High School in 1980 and spent most of his career in construction and maintenance.  Jon loved people but probably loved animals even more.  He rescued as many stray dogs as he could handle and the legendary tale of his beloved white German Shepherd “Sugar” will be passed down to generations.  He was a great story-teller, quick-witted, down to earth, and will be greatly missed by everyone who met him.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Herbert and Raynell Jones.

Jon is survived by his long-time partner, Tamara Downey; his son,Brent Allen Jones; his sister, Janice Plagens and husband, Barry; his brother, David Jones and wife, Danielle; his grandson, Jaxon; his nephew, John Byron Wylie and wife, Hilary; his nieces: Katie Ray and Emma Jane; his grand-nephew, Zach and his grand-niece, Charlie. 

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lee County Humane Society in Jon’s memory.

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