John L. Jones

March 7, 1940 – March 27, 2020

John “Johnny” L. Jones, 80, of Bryan, Texas passed away on March 27, 2020. He was born March 7, 1940 to LZ and Bessie Inez Moore Jones, in Bryan Texas. Private Graveside services will be held at Rest Ever Memorial Park in Bryan, Texas.

John served in the Air Force from 1958-1962 as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, (ATC) and Crew Chief and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He repaired jet fighters and refueled them, strapped pilots in to send them on their daily missions as well as many other important tasks. These pilots flew the borders of Alaska and the Soviet Union (Russia). His worked with T-33 training jets, F-89 fighter bombers, F-86 jets, and was schooled on the newest one, the F-100.

John chose to be discharged, instead of doing another four years. In the 1970’s, he lived in Dallas and worked as a sign electrician. He also trained as a union electrician. John just loved his work. Many years later, in 2000, when The Physician’s Center Hospital opened in Bryan, John moved there from his job as a maintenance supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital. It was there, that he met his wife Rita Nelson and their love story began. Both Rita and John loved to RV and he loved to “wheel and deal”. John was proud of his home, yard and garden and he was a staunch Dallas Cowboy fan. John was a member of Rock Prairie Baptist Church in College Station, Texas.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, LZ and Bessie Inez Moore Jones, brothers Lewis and David Jones and sister Nell Carter.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Jones, sons, Michael and Johnny Jones and daughter Lisa Eash; his step- children Tamara Paulos, Laura Oxeley, Rena Krause, Karl Nelson and Dana Tobeck; his brothers Tommy Jones and Danny Jones as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Johnny will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Encompass Home Health and Anointed Care for your love, care and dedication to Johnny and his family. Thank you Tameshia Smith, Megan McLain, Urica Drake and Ora Johnson, your care has meant the world to us.

If you lose someone in death, you still have the beauty of the love that you shared.

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  1. Rita, Laura, and family,
    I heard from Megan about Johnny earlier today. I am so sorry. It seems we are sharing another step in their journey. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  2. Ms. Rita we greatly appreciate you for intrusting us in caring for your husband who bought a great deal of Joy to us all Mr Johnny will be missed but we know he fought a good fight . I knew when he asked me for a hug his time was nearing but I didn’t think it would have been that same day but know that we loved Johnny just as we love you. We give all of our patients and family the best love and we cherish the love we offer to them because once you all enter into our home we all become family. We Love you and we are always here for you and your family..
    Thanks for everything you trusted us to do for you and your husband we wouldn’t have had it done any other way. Tameshia Smith

  3. Mrs. Rita praying for you and family. Yes he will truly be missed. We love caring for Mr John he keep us going. Full of joy and laughter.

  4. Just want you all to know that Mr. Jones was so special to us at the Anointed Care Home. I would tell him he was my best friend. TeMesiha and myself as well as the ladies here are here for you all. ❤️

  5. So saddened to read about Johnny. Rita, mom’s short-term memory is about an hour long, however, her long-term memory is wonderful. She wanted me to let you know she’s sending prayers to you and the family. Also, her and dad say thank you for the lovely card and words for Adam. Hugs and prayers from our family to yours.

    The Hyman Family

  6. Ms. Rita, I am so sorry to hear about my dear friend. I can remember when he would come through the business office every morning to just peek at you . I told him ” Just ask her to go to the movies with you”. Before you know it the LOVE story started. I am so glad I was apart of it all from the friendship to the wedding. You and Mr. Johnny will always be a part of my heart. Love you both so much. Prayers to all. May God give you strength during this time. Love you Ms. Rita. * from Angie & Family

  7. Rita , so sorry to hear about your dear sweet husband.Every time I saw him he would always be smiling and friendly to me. He is in a better place now and will always be watching over you.Take care love you .

  8. Ms Rita (and family), I am so saddened to see the loss of Johnny. He was such a sweet, caring man and I know he will be missed by many. Our thoughts an prayers are with all of you at this terrible time.

  9. Mr Jones has been my neighbor for over 25 years. I will miss him and his funny jokes he would tell me. He and I seemed to often end up at our mailboxes at the same time in the afternoon and exchange what was his and what was mine because our boxes were also neighbors! I remember when Miss Rita came into his life and the joy in his face when he spoke of how blessed he was she gave him a chance. He will be missed.
    I’m grateful to have known him.

  10. Mrs Rita this is Charlotte from the foot doctors at physician Center It was just brought to my attention that Mr. Jones has passed I want to send my condolences he was such a nice man and I’m so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you may God help you get through this.

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