Mr. John Wesley "Wes" Jones, Jr.
07/11/1921 - 05/27/2020
Mr. John Wesley “Wes” Jones, Jr., age 98, of Union Level, VA was born on July 11, 1921 and passed away on May 27, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Bevelyn Glover Jones. He is survived by his two daughters: Theresa J. Shabenas of Bracey, VA. and Elaine J. Stepp and her husband Craig of Apex, NC; his two grandchildren: Christopher Jones and his wife Beth of South Hill, VA and Katherine Bagley and her husband Christopher of Lafayette, IN and his six great-grandchildren. Mr. Jones served proudly in the 358th Regiment 90th Infantry Division serving under the command of General George S. Patton. Mr. Jones takes great pride in the fact that he shook General Patton’s hand. In the midst of the Battle of the Bulge Mr. Jones was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war ended he was reassigned to the 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division to guard 13 top war criminals during the Nuremberg Trials. Mr. Jones was the eldest member of the South Hill American Legion Post 79 and a life long member of Zion United Methodist Church, Union Level, VA. He was an electrician by trade but his true passion was wood working. A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Saturday May 30th at 2:00 P.M. in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with full American Legion Post 79 Military Honors. Memorial contributions in Mr. Jones’s name may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, att. Will Berry, 3125 Busy Bee Road, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be made through our website, www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Jones family.