James Bennie Jones, Jr.
August 7, 1952 - April 30, 2022
James Bennie "Pa Pa" Jones, Jr., age 69 and a resident of the Zona community near Enon, passed away Saturday April 30, 2022 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a graduate of Bogalusa High School before joining the United States Army. James served his country as a helicopter crewman and mechanic during the Vietnam War era stationed in Germany. Upon his return to Louisiana, James drove trucks for many different companies over the years, including both local and cross-country trips. His CB handle was always “Weed Hopper” and he also drove commercial and church busses for different groups. Most recently, he drove delivery trucks for Smith & Smith, Inc. James was Chief #801 of the District 8 Volunteer Fire Department, having proudly served in that leadership role since the district’s formation in 1994. He was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Washington Rifles Camp 2211 and also the Mechanized Cavalry (1st Battalion, Company B, 4th Platoon) since 2016 and often helped in the cleanup of cemeteries as well as reenactments and other events at Camp Moore. James enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and watching deer and other wildlife feed on his property. He had a pond built near his home so he could feed the fish and then catch them with his beloved grandchildren. James also enjoyed going to all their sports games, dance recitals and events every chance that he could.
Survived by: Wife of 44 years: Robin Warner Jones; Children and Spouses: Jelanie Jones King and Scott King, Michael and Alana Jones, Megan Jones Branch; Grandchildren: Emma, Olivia, Bailor, Cayden, Callan, Lillie, Carsyn, Baylee; Brother and Sister in law: Edward Lee Jones and Freda Jones; Sisters and a Brother in law: Brenda and Raymond Fox, Glenda Jones; Mother in law: Kathleen Warner; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by parents James “Bennie” Jones, Sr. and Ada Jenkins Jones and father in law Emmett J. Warner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 3rd from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery, of which he was a longtime dedicated committee member. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 24 in Bogalusa.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Washington Parish District 8 Fire Department (c/o Tim Magee, 17172 Lee Road, Franklinton, LA 70438), the new Our Veterans Memorial Park in Washington Parish through their website (www.ourvetspark.org) or the mailing address with checks payable to (Our Veterans Memorial Park (OVMP), P.O. Box 326, Franklinton, LA 70438, or to the Sons of Confederate Veterans Washington Rifles Camp 2211.
Pallbearers: Zack Jones, Blake Ford, Scott King, Matthew Manning, Everett Robins, Eric Garlepied