John H. Jones, 80, of Saginaw Street Dallas, formerly of Kingston, passed away, peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Highland Manor, Exeter. Known to his family as John Henry, he was born in New Milford, Conn. On November 6, 1942, the son and only child of the late John Daniel and Marion Chapin Jones.
He was reared in Kingston and was a graduate of Kingston High School, class of 1960 where he wrestled and played football. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam Conflict.
John was employed for 39 years by the International Brotherhood of Electricians Workers IBEW Local #163 as a Journeyman Electrician. He retired there due to a disability.
John was a member of The George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge #531, F&AM, Irem Shrine, both in Dallas, Pa. He was also a member and former board member of Daddow Isaacs American Legion post #672, Dallas. He was an associate member of the Antler Gun Club, Noxen for 50 years. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and helping in the conservation of the land.
John enjoyed many years of camping and bass fishing with his family and friends in Westport, Ontario, Canada on the Rideau Lakes, trips to Hawaii, Florida and Aruba were also memorable destinations.
In later years there were trips to the shore, the Outer Banks of NC being his favorite. He loved parades and cruising behind the wheel of his 1929 Model A Ford.
But his family meant the most to him. Nothing made him happier than watching his grandson Hunter play baseball and football for Northwest little league and Lake Lehman High School.
John is survived by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Sharon; dear devoted daughter, Megan E. Nice and her husband George, Shickshinny. Beloved grandson, Hunter Thomas Nice. Sister-in-law, Sally Lutz, niece, Rebecca Evansky and her husband John. , Hudson Fallas, NY. Godson, Brian DeLuca. Cousin s, Gwen and Jim Walters, Kingston. Betty Lane, NJ and Walter and Betty Phillips, Macdonald, PA.
John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a great friend to many. He will be missed more than words could ever say.
Funeral service will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s Memory to Blue Chip Animal Refuge, c/o 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, Pa. 18612.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc. 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, 18612. Online condolences may be sent to Disquefuneralhome.com