~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Leon M. Jones
August 29, 1939 ~ January 3, 2013
News has reached us that Navy veteran and retired DL pilot Captain Leon M. Jones passed away on the afternoon of January 3rd. Captain Jones hired on with Delta 10-03-1966 and retired May 1997, based ATL. He was 73 years of age at the time of his passing.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8th, at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 5015 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody GA, at 10:00 a.m. with a reception following. Interment services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veteran's Cemetery Road, Canton GA.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Leon-Jones&lc=2330&pid=162147989&mid=5369175
Survived by his wife Sue personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1822 OLDE VILLAGE RUN, DUNWOODY GA 30338-5114 ... (770) 396-5921
Leon M. Jones, 73, of Dunwoody, GA died on January 3, 2013. He was born in Norwich, NY, and raised on a dairy farm in the picturesque town of Hamilton, NY. He graduated from Colgate University in 1961, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon and the football team, and went to Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL that fall. While in the Navy, Leon was a member of VA-15 based on the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt, CVA-42, where he flew the AD Skyraider. He married his wife, Sue Summerville, in Jacksonville, FL in 1965. Leon was hired by Delta Air Lines in 1966 where he flew ten different airplanes over a 31-year career. He lived a life of service and was respected for his character and integrity. He was an extremely generous man with both his time and talents. Leon was a devoted member of Kingswood United Methodist Church, and was the volunteer jack-of-all-trades for the Kingswood Pre-School as well as an AARP tax volunteer for twelve years. He lived in the Village Mill neighborhood in Dunwoody for 42 years. The Leon Jones Pool House was named in his honor as a thank you for his many hours of dedication to the neighborhood pool. Leon was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Marian Jones and his sister, Eleanor Emanuel. Leon is survived by his beloved family: wife Sue, son Allen (wife Nancy), and daughter Emily, and two grandchildren, Carly and Stewart Jones, whom he adored. He is also survived by his brothers Elwyn of Hamilton, NY and Carl (wife Marilyn) of Lancaster, PA, and his sister Madeleine Daubert (husband Bob) of Flat Rock, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to Kingswood United Methodist Church, 5015 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Kingswood United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow the service at the church. Interment services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.
DAL Retired Captain Leon M. Jones passed away on January 3rd in the afternoon. He was in the hospital at the time for a blood clot in his lungs. He was taking blood thinner for this reason but it is suspected that a blood clot got loose and went to his heart.
His wife is Sue Jones and their address is:
1822 Olde Village Run
Dunwoody, GA 30338