The Obit For James Jones


The Pensacola News Journal, 11/29/2008

James Allen Jones, Jr., 82, of Pace, FL, formerly of Germantown, TN, died November 21, 2008 at a local hospital in Pensacola, FL.

In 1944, he graduated from James A. Gray High School in Winston-Salem, NC and then attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a baseball scholarship. He continued his baseball career as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.

After reaching the AAA baseball league, he left the St. Louis Cardinals and began a career with Sears Roebuck & Co. where he was promoted to the executive ranks and retired after 32 years of service.

A memorial service will be held at Germantown United Methodist Church in Germantown, TN, on Saturday, November 29, 2008.

He is survived by his children, James Allen Jones, III, Christopher Michael Jones; and Kristi Beth Holland; his grandchildren Westley Allen Jones and Chase Spencer Jones; his wife Juanita Hamil Jones; step-daughters Michelle Boggess and Alexia Staford; step-grandchildren Alex Boggess, Elizabeth and Joshua Staford.

The family has requested that any memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's Association ( or any charity serving the needs of others.

Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.