Mr. Samuel T. Jones Sr.

Mr. Samuel T. Jones Sr.

Mr. Samuel T. Jones Sr. (United States Air Force, USAF Retired), age 86 was born November 20, 1935, in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Dan and Eunice (Gamble) Jones.  Samuel T.  Jones Sr. answered his heavenly fathers call and made his transition to Heaven on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Sam was affectionately call “S.T.” by his childhood family and friends. He grew up in Montgomery Al, with his 7 brothers and sisters.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was a devout Christian his entire life.  He attended St. Jude Catholic School, and Carver High School in Montgomery Alabama.  Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Airforce (AF) in 1954 where he served as an Electronic Warfare Specialist.  As such, he performed preventive maintenance on airborne electronic-countermeasures equipment on the great B-52 aircraft for the majority of his 20-yr Air Force career.  He was a proud Strategic Air Command (SAC) warrior!

He was joined in Holy Matrimony to his high school sweetheart and lifelong partner the late Abbie (Childs) Jones in 1958. Their union brought forth four wonderful children, Major Samuel T. Jones Jr, (USMC retired) of Columbus OH, the late Robert Wendell Jones of Columbus OH, Lt Colonel Jacqueline Renee Jones, (USAF retired) of San Antonio TX and Diahann Venice Jones of Pipe Creek, TX.

Samuel went on to retire from the USAF, Singer Business Machines, TRW, and the US Postal System in Columbus, Ohio. He was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he raised his children and served as a Deacon and Eucharistic minister.  Samuel loved to golf, tinker in the garage on household projects, and travel.

Samuel was preceded in death by his lovely wife Abbie D. Jones; son Robert Wendell Jones; sisters Mamie Ruth Jones and Mattie Gilmore; brother J.D. Jones and great grandchild Robert William Johnson III.

Precious memories live on in the hearts of his sister, Thelma Sankey of Ambridge, PA, brothers James E. Jones and Melvin Jones of Montgomery Alabama, his children Samuel T. Jones Jr., Jacqueline Jones, and Diahann Jones.  His grandchildren Olivia Herring, Maya Herring Robert William Johnson, Ryan Todd Johnson, Javay Cox, Jaden T. Jones, Ayvha Jones, Abygail Rose Jones, Addyson Jones, and 7 great-grandchildren Malaysia Sky Johnson, Nyasiah La’Nae Johnson, Bri’Asia Chanel Lynn Johnson, Rylee Gabriel Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and caring friends.






“I have fought a good fight; I have finished the course.  I have kept the faith.”                                 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Condolence Messages

  1. Christine Martinez

    Mr. Jones was the sweetest man. May he rest peacefully. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Christine Martinez

  2. My memories of Sam are of a kind, considerate, and dedicated man. His character always reminded me of my own grandfather, a generation filled with respect, service, duty and honor! It was my privilege to have known Sam, and am grateful for his service to country and community.My sincere condolences to the entire Jones family at his passing. He has gone on to reward and glory that we can all hope to share in!

  3. Major General (R) & Mrs. Alfred Flowers

    Jackie & Family,
    We are saddened over the lost of your father and an Air Force Warrior. The family and the nation has lost a faithful servant and Heaven gained another Angel. Please know the family is in our thoughts and prayers. If we can do anything to assist in this time of sorrow please let us know.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Thinking of you all.

  5. John 14:2-4,
    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe also in me. (2) In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. (3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye be also. (4) And whitherI go ye know, and the way ye know.
    God is embracing you in His arms. He will always be with you.

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