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Obituary for Wallace Jones Jr.

Wallace  Jones Jr.
Wallace Linwood “W.L.” Jones, Jr., 91, of Palatka, passed from this life peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, he served heroically in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Pittsburgh which became the most decorated crew in the United States Naval history for its aid and assistance to the USS Franklin and its crew. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946 at P.S.C. Memphis, TN, W.L. hitchhiked around the country ending in Palatka where he began working on the construction of the Hudson Pulp and Paper Mill. W.L. worked with Hudson Pulp and Paper and Georgia Pacific from 1947 until his retirement in 1990 as maintenance manager. He continued to do consulting work another 6 years. He had also been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. W.L. was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and was instrumental in the formation of the food pantry ministry at St. Monica. W.L. always cherished time spent with his family and especially enjoyed the opportunity to travel.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Florence Warwick Jones, a son, Lynn Jones and a daughter Kathy Devinney.
W.L. is survived by his children, Janice Jones Pounds (Gary) of Hastings, Wesley Jones (Kathy) of Brunswick, GA and Erick Jones of Palatka, a daughter-in-law, June Edwards Jones of Texarkana, AR, 2 sisters, Peggy Martin of Pascagoula , MS and Jean Blair of Palatka, 13 grandchildren, Clint Jones (Katie), Brett Jones (Casey), Austin Jones (Dana), Stephen Pounds (Audra), Katie Forte (Matt), Jonathan Pounds (Samantha), Cole Jones (Amity), Carter Jones (Mary Claire), Rachel Bishop (Matt), Erica Devinney, Megan Devinney, Amanda Devinney Belcher (Casey) and Jason Devinney, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at St. Monica Catholic Church with Father Ron Camarda as officiant. Burial with Military honors bestowed by the U.S. Navy will be follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 P.M. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or the family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Monica Catholic Church, 114 S. 4th St., Palatka, FL 32177 to assist with the Food Pantry Ministry.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at W.L.’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

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