John Lofton Jones

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018

John Lofton Jones

June 29, 1932 – March 25, 2018


John Lofton Jones, 85, of Zephyrhills, Fl., formerly of Faceville, Ga. passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Sylvania Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Webb officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Sylvania Cemetery, C/O Peggy Spooner, 881 Hutchinson Ferry Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

John Lofton Jones was born June 29, 1932 in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of William Franklin Jones and Odie Lee Jones. He was married to Annie Mae Shipman, who preceded him in death. John proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Faceville Baptist Church and worked at Southwest Georgia Oil for over 20 years.

John was a very private person. He loved the outdoors and retirement; he spent his days gardening, fishing or hunting. He lived most of his life in southwest Georgia, where he had ample opportunity to practice his hobbies, and moved to Zephyrhills in 2015 to be closer to family.

Survivors include his children, David L. Jones of Plant City, Florida and Cynthia Mayle and her husband, David Gill, of Zephyrhills, Fl.; his grandchildren, Meaghan and Ashley; and his great-grandchild, Raelyn. In addition to his wife, John was preceded in death by his siblings, George, Dewey, Al, Winnis, Laura and Ethel