Michael Burnett Jones

October 23, 1946February 8, 2013

Jones, Michael Burnett- age 66, of Knoxville, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013, after a brief illness. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville, and was employed for many years at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. Mike served with the 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War, being awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal. Preceded in death by his mother, Rinda B. Sliger, and his grandparents, Walter and Grace Burnett. Survived by step-father, Ira T. Sliger; uncle and aunt, Jon and Nancy Burnett; and several cousins. Our special thanks to the staff of the Trauma Surgery ICU at U. T. Medical Center. Service will be private. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at


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March 25, 2013

Mike was my stepbrother when my father US Jones was married to Rinda and we grew up together. Spent many a happy day in the summertime playing baseball and hanging out in downtown Knoxville at the old Athletic House and buying Krystals and chocolate shakes when you could get all for a $1.00. If there are any of Mike's relatives or close friends out there would be nice to visit with you. Sam Jones (

Peggy Sabelnic

March 6, 2013

Mike was very very dear to me.
His loving sister.


March 5, 2013

To my Big Brother Mike. Although, we were separated by age, distance, and family situations, I always thought of you and was proud you were my brother. I am so glad that we had contacted each other, after so many years, during these last few months. I miss what we never had as much as I miss you now.
May I express my condolences to the Burnett and Jones family for your loss.

John M. Stehnach (Little Falls, NY)

February 15, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Mike. I will never forget our good times at Young High School. My condolences go out to his family.
Becky Henry
Miami, Florida

Mary Johnson Oglesby

February 15, 2013

My condolences to all the family. I remember Mike, and "Aunt Rinda" with love. May God bless you all.

Debby Pollard Koger

February 15, 2013

I will always remember Mike, our Young High School classmate. He was such a sweet soul. Condolences to his loved ones.

February 15, 2013

My condolences to Mike's family and friends. Mike and I played football and basketball together, and he was generally the better athlete, but he was always modest about his own abilities and complimentary to everyone else. I have no doubt that he was the same way in Vietnam, and in his career in DC. A great guy and a loss to our class of 64.

Bruce Thomas (St. Michaels,MD)

Betty Akin Ebbs

February 15, 2013

So sorry to hear about Mike. I have fond memories of our childhood years at First Baptist Church. His dear mother, Mrs. Rinda, was my favorite Sunday School Teacher. My sympathy goes out to his dear family.
Betty Akin Ebbs
Young High class '64

Brenda Carnes

February 14, 2013

Mike will be sadly missed by our Young High Class of 1964. My condolences go out to his family and close friends.

tiffany vallad

February 12, 2013

Such a sad day....I'm so sorry Ryan and Scotty....I remember all the times me and him shared at the games...the talks...never judged...was always kind...he will be missed deeply by me...