John P. Jones

December 27, 1963April 10, 2020

John P. Jones, 56, of Glendale, Arizona, peacefully went to be with our Lord on April 10, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born December 27th, 1963 in Bay City, California to Milton and Patricia Jones. Happily married 36 years to his wife, Manuela “Nellie" Jones in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They both embarked on a new life together in Albuquerque, New Mexico for new business opportunities and in search of a new adventure. While living in Albuquerque, John and Nellie gave birth to their son, Jonathan Jones. Within two months of his birth, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona to seek more business opportunities and a better livelihood.

John started Classic Security Systems, Inc. in 1989. His business became very successful leading to multi-state expansion, greater than 30+ employees, and in 2002 the company rebranded to Alert Alarm Company, to keep with the family business name that his father started in the 1960’s.

John was a generous, selfless, beautiful, bright and shining beacon of fun and joy. He was always quick with decisions and quicker at humor. He was surrounded by friends and family that loved him dearly. John was a loving and caring husband, father and friend.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Jones, son, Jonathan Jones from Dallas, Texas, and his brothers and sister, Joseph, Jim, Jerry, and Niko Jones.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for John at a later date.


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Donna and Jim (Baligad) Schier

October 5, 2020

To The Jones Family
We are saddened to learn of the loss of John earlier this year.
Please accept our warmest condolences
And know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Wishing you God’s peace and comfort during this hard time.
I remember my cousin John best when I was younger and he would come to California to visit the Baligad family. It was fun and exciting family time that we shared together that I’ll never forget.
We hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to the day when all our families and John will be reunited in Heaven with Christ!
Yours Truly,
Donna (Baligad) Schier and Family

Jen Pitera

May 16, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Nellie, John Jr and to the entire Jones family.

I am grateful to have know, over the last few years you could always find John around SSJ helping in anyway he could! He was truly a humble servant and I am so blessed to have know and worked with him.

Eternal rest grant unto John, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him, May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kathleen Pluth

May 16, 2020

I will always remember this kind, gentle man, with his wonderful sense of humor, who helped us so generously at the Cathedral.

Nellie, I was very pleased to meet you at the Volunteer Dinner last year. John spoke of you so often.

May he rest in peace.


May 14, 2020

John was not only my cousin but my friend. I am really going to miss those phone conversations and always a joke or two. He had the same sense of humor as My Uncle Milt. You will be missed by many and God Bless Nellie and your son who you told me was doing so great at his career.

Sister Dympna Doran

May 6, 2020

I remember John as a good, decent and God-centered generous man. It was my pleasure to teach his wonderful son, Jonathan also and prepare him for his First Communion.
My prayers are with you, Nellie and Jonathan.
Sister D.

John & Jerry Horstdaniel

May 6, 2020

John was a great friend and a really great business man. when I told him about my employees being robbed, he set up all the cameras and recorders for the 32 Smith's stores in Nevada. When asked, he came to the companies rescue. He installed the entire system of locks, entry code readers and cameras for Anchor Coin in Las Vegas. Whenever he came to Vegas or was just passing through he always stopped by or called us. He was a wonderful guy and will be missed.

Anna Sankhagowit

May 5, 2020

I feel so very fortunate to have known John and have been personally touched by him and his giving spirit. He is truly missed. It's beautiful to read the loving memories of him here. They will be shared and treasured for generations. ❤

Mark Morgan

May 5, 2020

John and I worked on a lot things, from our boats to the drip system, brakes on the truck, talked over the wall about ducks in the pool. Just general stuff but then I got sick, John dropped what he was doing and drove me to Banner where he stayed until Jean, my wife , could get there. He came back a number of times while I was there just to see how I was doing. Even brought me an MP3 player. That was" Big John" One time when I was traveling on business the smoke alarm went off in our house. I don't know if he heard the Alarm or our dog howling but he grabbed a ladder and changed the battery for my wife. No problem. That was "Big John" A good kind man and a neighbor that you would always want to have. He will be missed!

Joe Jones

May 5, 2020

My little brother with a big heart. The tributes herein capture a small part of your life but paint the picture well. Father, husband, brother, godfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend; there for anyone in need. Random acts of kindness. You had a dozen boxes of Godiva one day and everywhere we stopped, you gave a gift to a stranger. The gift of heaven is now yours. I miss you.

Vern Alderman

May 5, 2020

To John’s wonderful family God bless you! I had the pleasure of working for John @ classic Security John had several special abilities!! But knowing him as a friend his sense of humor was very special working together we laugh all the time! Back in the early 90s We traveled a lot I can remember working all day pre wiring a store that night we all went to Black Angus steakhouse for dinner we set down and ordered our food my pager went off it was my wife I went to the phone booth and called her was on the phone for about 30 minutes came back to the table my plate was empty they ate it all the funniest part was John and crew kept a straight face I don’t know to this day who ate my steak! But it was gone! Sweet memories! Please let me share one more! We were in LA headed to do a fire alarm inspection we were in a hurry got pulled over by the California highway patrolman he gave John a ticket John Took his ticket like a man! and we moved along then he looked at me and said I can’t believe that guy gave me a ticket! I laughed at him and said John you were doing 105 miles an hour! God rest his soul! My Freind John was always just a phone call away now I will still call on him just in a different way! He is in our father’s house now!