Victor “Vernon” Jones, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:36 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2013, at Cobblestone Health Center. Vernon was born in Paris, Ill., to Cecil Arbuckle Jones and Victor Jones, on April 29, 1922. He graduated from Paris High School in 1942. He worked in Anchorage, Alaska, until he served in the U.S Navy in WWII. He served as an electrician from 4/30/43 to 11/20/45 on the USS Chandeleur.
He is proceeded in death by a son, Robert (Bobby) Jones, in December of 1971; a wife, Delma Etheridge Jones, in June of 2011; a sister, Virginia La Bounty; and his parents. He is survived by five stepdaughters, Jerri, Linda, Jan, Alicia and Denise; a niece, Laurel; nephews, Lanny and Larry; and many cousins.
Post-war, he had the opportunity to have his own local business, Appliance Service Company, in the Terre Haute area for over 30 years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
He loved traveling, especially by train. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking, had a green thumb for orchids and flowers; and was a fan of the Cardinals! He never met a donut or chocolate dessert he didn’t like.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at DeBaun Funeral Home, 85 E. Springhill Drive. The funeral service will be in the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
A special thanks to the fabulous staff at Cobblestone Health Center; he loved everyone and looked forward to every bus trip! Also, a very special thanks to Great Lakes Hospice in assisting him with comfort, caring and dignity.
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