John Luther Jones

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John Luther Jones was born on March 16, 1932 to D Jones and Stella Willis Jones. He graduated Winnfield High School in 1950. He began his chosen career of printing at the age of 17 working for the Winn Parish Enterprise and would spend the next 63 years in the business. He joined the Air Force in 1951 to serve during the Korean War. John met his first wife, Ruby McGallaird Jones in Los Angeles and they married April 11, 1956. They moved to Houston in 1959. He began teaching at the Houston Community College as a Printing instructor and taught in Houston Independent School District as a vocational printing teacher for 20 years. He attended the University of Pittsburgh Graphic Art Technical Foundation in 1980. He retired from teaching in 1981 due to vision problems. John had a life-long love of travel and visited England, France, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Mexico and New Zealand and almost all of the states. He lived in Louisiana, Arizona, California and Texas. He was a voracious reader and enj oyed photography and gardening. He also loved to bet the ponies. He leaves behind second wife, Ruth and his son, Kevin Jones wife Kelly and granddaughter Emily; daughter Polly Ellis husband Chad Logue and granddaughter Casey, grandson Devin; and his son, Eric Jones. John passed away June 5, 2015 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Funeral services were held at Forest Park East Funeral Home June 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Please make memorial donations to Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, 2700 SW Freeway #296 Houston, Texas 77098.

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