Dec 20 2017
Ernest Adrian Jones, 91, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was born December 26, 1925 in Polk County, FL to the late James A. & Esther Jones, was #2 of 12 brothers and sisters and lived most of his life in Jacksonville, FL. Ernest was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Seder Strom (De-31) and the USS Massachusetts from 1943 to 1946 and worked as a Pulp Mill Operator at Jefferson Smurfit Paper Mill. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Mildred R. Jones. Survivors include his sons, Ernest L. Jones (Debbie), Kenneth E. Jones (Debbie), Deral W. Jones (Pam); 4 granddaughters, Andrea, Sherry (John), Cheri and Krystal (Jammie); 11 great grandkids; 4 great-great grandkids; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, with Wesley Wilson officiating assisted by Pastor Buddy Wimberly. Interment will follow in Evergreen cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service, 714-1110.