Albert Leon Jones, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 1929 to Albert Sr. and Annie Jones. He attended school in Washington D.C., and at the age of 17 enlisted into the United States Navy. Albert was initially stationed in Bainbridge, Maryland and later sent to serve in Japan. Albert retired from the Navy after almost 21 years of honorable service and retired as Chief Petty Officer.
During his military career, Albert served our country in 3 wars and obtained the following prestigious honors:
• World War II Victory medal
• Korean War Service Medal
• Vietnam War Service Medal
• United Nations Medal
• National Defense Service Medal
• Navy Good Conduct Medal
Albert departed this life on August 7, 2014, and was preceded in death by his father and mother Albert Sr. and Annie, and brother Edward Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Christopher of San Diego, California and David of Rocklin, California, and three grandsons, Jordan, Bryson, and Kyle.
Reception following Funeral Service
6160 Stanford Ranch Rd, 100, Rocklin, CA 95765
Interment – (day after funeral service)
Rolling Hills Memorial Park
4100 Hilltop Drive
Richmond, CA 94803
The family wishes to express our deepest appreciation for all the acts of kindness shown to the family during this time through your phone calls, visits, food, flowers, cards, and especially your prayers. Your outpouring of love will always be remembered. May God richly bless all of you.
The Jones sons would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to our wives, Jessie Jones and Robin Lee, to our mother, Masako Osada and our aunt, Yasuko Glenn, as well as to our loving friend Norma Hicks and Albert's caring neighbor Tammy Ellis and her family. A special "thank you" is also extended to the devoted and compassionate staff at Cherry Ridge Villa - Yoko and Ted Akaosugi, Rix and Hiromi, for providing kindness and patience to Albert during his last 3 ½ months of life as well.
O Father, King of earth and sea,
We dedicate this sailor to thee.
In faith we send him on his way;
In faith to thee we humbly pray:
O hear from heaven the faithful cry
And watch and guard him from on high!
And when at length his course is run,
His work for home and country done,
Of all the souls that triumphantly sailed
Let not one life in thee have failed;
But hear from heaven as we say goodbye,
And grant eternal life on high!