Thomas H. Jones, Jr. ’46 died on April 11, 2010, in Melbourne, Florida.
(The following was provided by the Obituary Registry on April 11, 2010)
Melbourne – Thomas H. Jones, Colonel, US Army (retired), died Sunday, April 11, 2010, with his family at his side. He was born at Fort Monroe, VA, on 14 February 1925. Colonel Jones was a veteran of three wars, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Among Colonel Jones’s awards and decorations are: Combat Infantryman and Parachute badges, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart (Korean War), Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Prisoner of War Medal, and Brazilian and Chilean Decorations. Tommy is survived by Billy, his wife of sixty-three years; twin daughters, Carol and Sandy; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, as well as his elder brother, Homer Jones, now living in North Carolina with his wife, Betty. Tommy and Billy have lived at Indian River Country Club for over twenty years, where he enjoyed playing golf and tennis. He and Billy traveled extensively worldwide, and especially appreciated their trips to the Galapagos and the Mediterranean. Tommy was able to share his knowledge of birds and wildlife by writing articles in the Colony Voice for many years.