John L. Jones

March 10, 1929December 10, 2013

John L. Jones, 84, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday evening, December 10, 2013, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.

A Brookville native, John was born March 10, 1929 to John and Fannie Parker Jones. He attended Connersville Junior and Senior High Schools. In 1946, he entered the U.S. Navy and retired as a Senior Chief following 22 years of service. His guitar was his constant companion during his Navy deployments throughout the world. On October 10, 1955, he was married in Lawrenceburg to the former Betty J. Clark who died August 3, 2010. John was a former member of the Moose, Eagles, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 et 8 and coached Little League Baseball for many years. John enjoyed fishing and was a passionate tomato gardener. For over 20 years, he was employed at the Connersville Employment Office.

John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Carey Jones and Michelle of Noblesville; his grandchildren: Joshua Adam and Meghan Kendall Jones’ several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife of nearly 55 years, John was preceded in death by eight siblings: Stanley, Robert, Charles and Grant Jones; Maude Friedman, Virginia Campbell, Thelma Tincher and Minnie VanAusdahl.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, followed by military honors conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday where memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


  • Visitation Saturday, December 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2013

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December 14, 2013

Carey, I worked with your dad for many years. He was great to work for! He was also good friends with my in-laws (Ralph and June Hendrickson). I have lots of memories of laughter and hard work. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Your dad was one of a kind.
Susan Hendrickson

Lita Weldin-Russell

December 14, 2013

Cary and family, you may not remember me but your father and mother were very close and dear friends of my parents, Mayverne and Jerry Weldin,and our family. I have many fond childhood memories of your dad playing his guitar and sing alongs. He was a good man and will be missed and thought of often. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peter Duffy

December 13, 2013

Dear Carey,

I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I feel lucky to have known him, and I have many great memories that he is a part of.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pete, Laura, & Joe Duffy

Don Bales

December 13, 2013

Carey...I am so sorry to learn of John's passing. He was a wonderful person who had a tremendous positive influence on me during my youth. He will be sadly missed. May he rest easy in the arms of GOD.

Dick Stiller

December 12, 2013

I was deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.
He was the Navy Reciter when I graduated in 1965 and every time I came home on leave I would stop in and talk to him.