Dean Tandy Jones
May 14, 1935 – September 9, 2021
Dean Tandy Jones, 86, passed away September 9, 2021. Dean was born on May 14, 1935 in Kimball, West Virginia, to Marion Tandy and Oneta Jones. Dean was the second of their four children. After completing high school in Kimball, Dean attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1957. At Berea College Dean competed on their track team. Dean served in the Kentucky National Guard from 1957 to 1961. Upon graduation from college, Dean secured a job in Ashland, Kentucky at Allied Chemical. It was in Ashland that he met his future wife, Betty Jo Patrick. They married on December 22, 1962. Together they raised children in locations that Dean transferred to for work, including Kentucky, New Jersey and Michigan. After retirement, Dean enjoyed reading, competing with the contestants on Jeopardy, mornings listening to WJR and host Frank Beckman, and following his Michigan Wolverine football team. Above all, his time spent with family, especially grandchildren, was his greatest joy.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Jo; children, Douglas “Dug” (Elizabeth) Jones, Lori Jones, Gregory (Tao Chen) Jones, Jeffery (Amy) Jones, Bradley (Cindy) Jones, and Leslie (Tom) Pitlanish; grandchildren, Kendal (Justin) Krol, Landon Jones, Lily Guthrie, Ava Guthrie, Jacob Lane, Aivrie Jones, Alivia Jones, Nolan Jones, Cullen Jones, Thomas “T.J.” Pitlanish, Raegan Pitlanish, Caelan Pitlanish, and Cameron Pitlanish; brother, David Jones; sister, Beth (Bob) Walker. In addition to his parents, Dean was pre-deceased by his sister, Patricia “Pat” Jones.
Private visitation, funeral, and entombment will be attended by family only.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dean may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Please share a memory of Dean or condolences with his family at his online guest book below.
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Dean Tandy Jones
September 15, 2021
I wish you could read this letter in the heaven. You were such a wonderful person who always cared about your family. You were always there for your family. You always made me feel part of the family. I enjoyed our conversation and time together. My heart is broken for such big loss in my life. However you will always live in my heart. I love you and I miss you.
September 14, 2021
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of Mr. Jones. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be truly missed.