Dennis G. Jones Chambersburg, 54
Dennis Gregory “Denny” Jone, 54, Chambersburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Frederick Maryland Hospital, Frederick, Md.
Born on January 4, 1958, in Clarksville, Tenn., he was a son of Julie Smith Jones of Fayetteville and the late Jay L. Jones.
A 1975 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was the owner and president of Jones Fire Extinguishers Inc. in Fayetteville. He retired from Chambersburg Borough Fire Dept.
He was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, VFW Post 1599 and Chambersburg Club.
He was also a life member at Franklin Fire Co. and Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department. He was also one of Fayetteville’s first junior members.
Aside from his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Diana Purnell Jones, whom he married April 11, 1987; three children: Marshall Jones, Germany; Kirsten Shoop and husband Tom, Chambersburg; and Courtney Jones and fiance Cory Sullivan, Fayetteville; three grandchildren: Jasmine, Dylan and Abigail; and a sister, Joelle.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandmother Gladys Fix. He adored his family more than anything in the world.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Chambersburg. Rev. Lester F. Stine officiated. Military honors were by members of VFW Post 1599 and a private final ride in a Chambersburg Borough fire engine followed. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or to Summit Health Palliative Care Division, Summit Health Devleopment Office, 785 5th Ave., Suite 1, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Condolences and memorials may be shared at Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.