June 12, 2013 in Obituaries

Obituary: Jones, Gregory Lynn

Age 54

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JONES, Gregory Lynn (Age 54) Passed away on June 6, 2013 in Spokane, WA. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 14, 1958 to Lynn and Beverly (Johnson) Jones. He graduated class of 1976 from Lake Roosevelt High School in Grand Coulee, WA where he played basketball and ran track. Out of high school he became a skilled carpenter until he joined the Army in 1982. He served in the Army from 1982 - 1991 where he worked in cryptographic repair. In 1985 while serving overseas in Italy he received the award for NCO of the year for all of Europe. After his service in the Army he worked for King County Corrections Facility in Seattle, WA for six years and loved every minute of it. Anything he set his hands to do he prospered. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, mechanic, and a skilled distance target shooter. He was dedicated to his belief in God, his family, and his country. He wanted the best for everyone and would do anything to make that happen. He was an amazing son, brother, dad, papa, and friend and will be missed by all. The world is a richer place because he once lived. “…well done, thou good and faithful servant.” - Matthew 25:2. Greg is survived by his mother and father Lynn and Beverly Jones; his daughter Nicole Shields (Ty); his son Preston Jones (Olivia); six grandkids, Madison, Carson, Makenna, Irelynd, Colton, and Carter; three sisters, Kristin Frost, Amy Mires, and Karla Jones; numerous nieces and nephews; his FiancÄ‚Ĺ , Esmeralda (Nilda) Sarmiento and his best friend since eigth grade, Leland Williams. Greg was preceded in death by Herbert and Elda Johnson and Alice Hawkey. A service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake, WA 99022. We ask that everyone arrive 15 minutes early due to time restraints. Please pull to the right of the electronic reader board into the designated lane and wait in vehicle to be ushered in. There is a reception to follow at Greg’s church, Crestline Baptist Church, located at 2206 44th Ave., Spokane, WA 99223. Memorials contributions may be made to the Crestline Baptist Church. COMMUNITY CREMATION AND FUNERAL, SPOKANE, WA

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