Mr. Jefferson retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after 26 years of service in the United States Air Force. He was a boy scout leader and district committee chair. John lead the men’s bible study and youth bible study groups at Scott Air Force Base Chapel, and was also heavily involved with the Scott Air Force Base VFW Post 4183.
He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Lee Jones; and a brother, Marvin Jefferson.
Surviving are his wife, Mindy, nee Mooberry, Jefferson;
three sons, John W. Jefferson, Jr., Sean Jefferson, and Christian Jefferson;
his mother and step-father, Christine and Eric Eatman;
his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mark and Teresa Mooberry;
a brother, Johnnie Lee Jones, Jr.;
four sisters, Andrea Jefferson, Jamie Jefferson, Sabrina Jones, and Jenny Lynn Mitchell;
many aunts and uncles;
nieces and nephews;
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside
every weight and sin which clings so
closely, and let us run with endurance the
race that is set before us.”
– Hebrews 12:1
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry, 24 Davis Street, St. Louis, MO, 63125. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Chaplain Capt. George Kahl officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.