John Lee Jones
July 16, 1942 – November 26, 2018
John Lee Jones was born in Snowflake, Arizona, the son of Homer Jones and Maxine Crandell.
He grew up in Holbrook, Arizona, and went to Holbrook High School. He attended college at Arizona State University, Northland Pioneer College, Eastern Arizona College, and Brigham Young University. He served in the Army from 1965-1967, stationed in Europe. He lived most of his life in Arizona, moving to Spokane, Washington in 2001. John loved cars - building, fixing and drag racing. He always had car projects going on in the garage, and there was a large collection of cars that flowed in and out of his possession. He loves sports, especially basketball and running. He was a faithful bass member of the church choir.
John worked at a variety of jobs, but they had a common theme - mechanics and cars. In Holbrook, his first job was working with his Dad. He owned a gas station, sold Snap-On Tools, and worked at a car dealership. He also taught classes at Northland Pioneer College. In 1982, he moved his family to Mesa, Arizona. He worked at Sunshine Bakery as a mechanic, taught auto mechanics at Mesa Votech, worked as a tow truck operator, and had his own business as owner/operator of TNT towing. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, and children Jennifer (Lyman) Horne, Darl, Jessica (Patrick) Smith, Dale (Emily) Jones, Darin (Charla) Jones, Jerriann (Daniel) Moore, 19 grandchildren, DJ, Gwen, Melanie, Lane, William, Caiden, Kyle, Nora, Amanda, Beatrice, Owen, June, Oliver, Katie, Elijah, Weston, Jane, Griffin, and Carrie, and sisters Nona (Bill) Stewart and Joanne (Vance) Holstein. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, his step-father Joseph Zabojnik, and two brothers, Harvey and Casey Jones.
A memorial will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Evergreen Building, 14111 E 16th Ave, Veradale, Washington, on Saturday December 1, 2018, at 1:00 pm.
- Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
John Lee Jones
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