James Thomas Jones

September 20, 1950June 1, 2013

James T. “Jimmy” Jones, 62, a native and lifelong resident of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2013, quietly and peacefully, with his wife by his side. Born September 20, 1950, he was preceded in death by his father, Charles T. Miller and his grandparents, Quincy and Sadie Guilliams. In his early career, Jimmy worked at Rich’s and Pantry Pride in Williamsburg. He served as the Web Press Shift Supervisor at the Virginia Gazette Chesapeake Printing Division for 19 ½ years. Jimmy was a devoted husband, a dedicated father and a very proud “Pop Pop” to his grandchildren. He was a history buff, loved golf, and was a diehard NASCAR fan. He and Debbie spent many date nights riding down the Colonial Parkway and around Jamestown Island. Jimmy took great pride and had much joy as Santa Claus for all of Williamsburg, greeting children during the week and at the Annual Christmas Parade in the 1980’s. He donned Santa’s hat for 11 years. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah Holland Jones; two daughters, Robin and her husband, Mark Mogle, of Sterling, VA; and Annie and her husband, David Stuppy of James City County; four grandchildren, Sarah Faith and Rory James Mogle, and Quincy Russell Hinrichs and Jameson William Stuppy; his mother, Sarah Miller; and three sisters, Sue J. Tuftee, Betsy Lippert, and Jennifer Ryan, all of Williamsburg. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 8 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg, with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, Station #1, P.O. Box 382, Toano, VA 23168. The family offers sincere thanks to Dr. Booth with Virginia Oncology and his dedicated Williamsburg staff, as well as Dr. Bruce Mayer and Hospice Community Care of Newport News. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 8, 2013

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Sammy Gwaltney

June 25, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Sammy and I both worked with Jimmy. Sammy when it was Riches and Food Fair, Me when it was Pantry Pride. He was such a plesant man. He will be greatly missed.

Daniel Clayton

June 10, 2013

The most infectious laugh and the ultimate example of happy go lucky, love ya Uncle Jimmy.

June 10, 2013

I just heard yesterday of Jimmy's passing. We are so very sad to hear this news. Jimmy was a one in a million guy and we have so many happy memories of him during the Sturgis days. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time. RIP dear friend, Ginger & Tommy Reaves

Buddy and Vicki Burcham

June 8, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.

The Farrell's

June 7, 2013

To our girls he was Uncle Jimmy. He and Debbie were often present for their birthday celebrations happening 450 miles away. We will miss him terribly but will always remember his infectious laugh and his caring nature. Thanks for the tattoo my friend and all the memories. Rest in peace Jimmy. We love and miss you.

June 6, 2013

Debbie sorry to here about Jimmy but remenber, Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear. My prayers are with you and your family.

Tom and Peggy Mylum


June 6, 2013

We are sad to hear about Jimmy's passing. We send our condolences to the entire family.God bless.

Dennis Hargrave

June 6, 2013

Debbie,I was shocked to see Jimmies passing,I'm sorry for your loss,Pam & I are no longer together but I'll be sure to tell her,may God bless you,Dennis Hargrave

Jim Guilliams Jr.

June 6, 2013

It's such a shame one of the best people of williamsburg, didn't get to live a long and happy life, there wasn't anything jimmy wouldn't do for you. I'll miss seeing him on the parkway

Dovie-Sue Settle McCormick

June 6, 2013

Jimmy and I went to elementary and high school together. Jimmy was a great guy with and awesome smile. My condolence to his wife and family.