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Jack Christopher Jones

Jack Christopher Jones, 64, of Newberry, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Jack was born in Gainesville, Florida on January 30, 1952 and lived most of his life in Tampa. He was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Florida State University. He also attended the University of Florida and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He went on to serve in the United States Army as a diplomatic courier. Jack began his career as project manager for Pursley, Inc. in Bradenton, FL and later was owner/operator of Jones Lawn & Landscape in Tampa, FL for 20 years. He later became the owner/operator of Jones Lawn Maintenance, LLC in Gainesville, FL. He was an avid fisherman and happiest when he was on the water. Jack was also a huge Florida Gators fan and enjoyed following all of UF’s athletic teams as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Six years ago, Jack returned from Tampa to attend his 40th High School reunion where he met his wife and former classmate, Beverly. While their time together was too short, they both agreed that it was their happiest years. They enjoyed spending time at the Suwannee River and Gulf fishing, bowling and visiting friends and family. Jack loved life and never met a stranger. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Jack Bravo Jones. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Beverly Kinchen Jones and her children, Lucas Smith, Heather Shearon and her husband Mason and grandsons, Reed and Wyatt Shearon. His mother, Vivian Janette Henry and sisters, Jana Jones and Judy Snook and her husband Ken. Nieces and nephews Melissa Pless and fiancee’ Kenny Wannen and their son James, and Amy Porlier and her husband John, Michael Pless, Justin Stokes and his wife Sara. His best friend, who was like a brother to him, Doug McBriarty, as well as many other dear friends and family. Many thanks to all of the doctors and nurses at the VA Hospital in Gainesville for their loving and gentle care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Haven Hospice at 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL. 32606. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Milam Funeral Home of Newberry.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!