Obituary for J. Fred Jones

Joseph Frederick Jones, 86, of Berryville, Virginia, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Jones was born December 31, 1924, in Clarke County, Virginia, the son of Frederick Holiday and Myrtle Bell Jones.

He owned Blue Ridge Insurance Agency from 1960 – 1986.

He had served in the U. S. Army during WWII with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1943 – 1946. He landed in Normandy on D Day and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 41; VFW Post 9760; John H. Enders Fire & Rescue Co. and Berryville Baptist Church. He had served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Clarke County for 30 years.

He married Wilma Pitta Jones on March 31, 1950. Mrs. Jones died on August 4, 1988. He then later married, Gloria Vasil Jones on December 31, 1989.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Roxanne J. Orndorff and her husband, Randy, Kim J. Allder and her husband, Bruce and Cara H. Jones all of Berryville, VA; a son, J. Brett Jones and his wife, Kim of Berryville, VA; five granddaughters, Cecilia Ritter and her husband, Michael Paul Ritter, Brittany Hardesty, Joette Orndorff, Tristan Hardesty and Mekenzi Pierce all of Berryville, VA; three grandsons, W. Voyne Lowery and his wife Jodi of Berryville, VA, J. Derek Jones and his wife, Delinda of Winchester, VA and C. T. “Chase” Hardesty V of Berryville, VA; and four great grandchildren, Jenna Lowery, Joey Lowery, Alana Bennett and Ava Ritter.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 P. M. Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Berryville Baptist Church, Berryville with Rev. Dan Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

Pallbearers will be Voyne Lowery, Derek Jones, Chase Hardesty, Randy Orndorff, Bruce Allder and Bryan Tomblin.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:30 P. M. Thursday evening at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Berryville Baptist Church, 114 Academy St., Berryville, VA 22611 or to John H. Enders Fire & Rescue Co., 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville, VA 22611.

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