John Lindsey Jones of Magee, MS, born June 8, 1947, passed away at his home in Cedar Park, TX, on March 8, 2020, as a result of complications from Parkinson’s disease. A private memorial will be held at Goodwater Cemetery at an appropriate time following the current crisis. If you would like to honor John’s legacy, donations to Wounded Warrior Project in his name are encouraged.
John is survived by his wife, Pinkie Arnot; nephews, Jeffrey Griffin, Jason Griffin; great-nephew, Jaxon Griffin; great-niece, Taylor Griffin; stepdaughters, Danielle Sharp, ToriBelle Brown; and grandson, Aksel Kefalas.
John’s first distinguished career was 25 years in the Army, retiring honorably as Command Sgt. Major.
Much of his Army career was involved with the Pershing Missile project, covering international territory, including Vietnam, but he was stationed in large part in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. He operated under top level security clearance, at one point accompanying POTUS with the “football.”
John’s second notable career was law enforcement in Colorado Springs, holding a unique position as a detective shared between C.S.P.D. and El Paso County (Colorado) Sheriff’s office. He held many positions: Patrol, U.S. Customs Special Agent, and Deputy Sheriff assigned to Special Enforcement Detachment in which his accomplishments covered a broad spectrum of criminal investigation from fraud to forgery, homicide, sex crimes, people trafficking, property crimes, and drug, liquor, money laundering, and gambling crimes.
All who knew John knew he led an adventurous, successful, and honorable life.
10-42, X–86 over and out.