2018-02-08 / Obituaries

Blaine F. Jones Jr.

McConnellsburg, 58

Blaine Franklin Jones Jr., 58, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in McConnellsburg.

He was born July 13, 1959, in Chambersburg, and was the son of the late Blaine F. Jones Sr. and Mabel Sipes Jones.

In his early years, he and his family relocated to the Shenandoah Valley residing in Harrisonburg, Va. He was a 1978 graduate of Harrisonburg High School and was active in band and sports. In August 1979 he began a lifetime career with the United States Army retiring in January 2008.

He was a loyal patriot of the United States and served his country through multiple tours of duty to the Middle East. He retired with many medals of honor.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Denell Shifflett Jones; one son, Alexander Jones and wife Natascha of Germany; one daughter, Ann Sophie Jones of Germany; one stepdaughter, English Hilbert and spouse Nathan of Elkton, Va.; one brother, Robert Jones, and wife Susan of McConnellsburg; one special cousin, Joey Mickey; and other close local family members: Aunt Lou, Laura, Ed, Sam, Katrina, Jacob and McKenzie. He is also survived by many extended family members too numerous to mention and his service dog, Ashes.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 17, at 1 p.m., at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home,Inc., McConnellsburg. Military services will be conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, please thank a serviceman or woman for their service.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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