Alphonse Jones

Alphonse Jones
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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Alphonse “Al” D. Jones, 68, of Murrells Inlet, SC, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL, born May 26, 1947, in Weston, WV, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, SC.

After 20 years in active military, Al continued to serve his country through a career in Civil Service Logistics.  Moving to South Carolina after retirement allowed Al and his wife Lee to spend quality time with their family.  An avid sports fan, Al remained loyal to the Detroit Lions (no, that is not a typo), the West Virginia Mountaineers and last, but not least, the St. Louis Cardinals.  More than sports, he loved people and treated everyone like family.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his dog, Sammy.  Al will be missed immensely.  When the Lord called him home, Al took a piece of our hearts with him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Willelma “Billie”, nee Herron, Jones.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Jong, nee Lee, Jones, whom he married on January 21, 1972;
two daughters, Tara (Shawn) Utley,
and Terri (Rod) Utley;
and four grandchildren, Randi, Charli,
Skyla, and Kai.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Jong “Lee” Jones. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at the funeral home with Rev. Douglas Stewart officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

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Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.

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Best dad ever!!!! I love you!!

Terri Utley, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29588


1 Comment on Alphonse Jones

Bob Heavner said : Guest Report Nov 12, 2018 at 6:12 AM

I was a good childhood and teenage friend of Al, Guyton Elementary and Southeastern HS in Detroit. We did so many sports and social things together. I just learned of his passing and feel tremendous loss, I'd always wanted to reconnect with him. Rest in perfect peace Al, sincere heartfelt condolences to family. Bob

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