James Dwight Jones, Sr., 72 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born May 19, 1943 in Monticello to the late Ira J. Jones and Ena Mae Lee Jones.
He retired from Georgia Pacific after 42 years of service and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. Dwight was an aviation fan who was mesmerized with flying as a child watching WWII planes fly. He followed his dream by becoming a pilot. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary; and three sisters, Laverne Raybon, Lola Boyd and Earlene Hartley.
Survivors include two sons, James Dwight “Jay” Jones, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Warren and Jonathan Jones and wife Rebecca of Hamilton, Ohio; three daughters, Robbye Eyman and husband Duke of Monticello, Lyndie Johnston and husband David of Monticello and Jeanne Hipp and husband Freddy of Crossett; two sisters, Marilyn Cox of Silsbee, TX and Betty Clampit of Napa, CA; twelve grandchildren, Jordan, Jeremy, Dailyn, Joseph, Justin, Jacob, Ian, Dakota, Josh, Jaydon, Kaden and Mason.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at First United Pentecostal Church in Monticello with burial to follow in Rash Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.