John Paul Jones, of New Richmond, died Feb. 15 after an accidental fall on the ice outside of his home.
Despite many hardships, including the death of his father in 1935, Jones graduated from college and medical school in 1957. Following a two year commitment to the United States Navy, he entered a private and general practice in Texas.
His last home was outside of New Richmond where he enjoyed his garden, family, neighbors and Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of Glen Este with his wife.
Jones is survived by his wife Melba of 55 years, children Paula (Wayne) Jacobs, Paul (Patty) Jones and Sandy (Dale) Adams, grandchildren Aaron, Nathan, and Laura Jacobs, Austin Jones, and Jonathan, Stephanie and Katherine Adams, step-granddaughters Michelle, Lindsey and Krissy Dynes and great-grandson Jackson.
Visitation 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. service at First Baptist Church of Glen Este. Interment at Pierce Township Cemetery.