From a contemporary press report:
Franklin Jones, of Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away at his home on June 21, 2001, after a long illness.
Born in Dennison, Texas on November 6, 1921, he grew up in Lorain, Ohio. He served in World War II in the 119th Infantry of the 45th Division of the United States Army in the Anzio Beach Invasion. Having been seriously wounded in action, he moved his young family to Dade County to attend the University of Miami in August of 1954.
After retirement in 1987, he and his wife relocated to the Bonita Springs area.
He was a member of the Community Congregational Church in North Naples.
He also was a founding member of the Bonita Springs Elks Club and headed their Youth Hoop Shoot Competition.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Alice; three sons and their spouses, Franklin (Phyllis) of Tampa, Florida, Richard Andrew of Atlanta, Georgia and Raymond Allan(Bonnie) of Miami Shores, Florida; and a daughter, Janice (Dwayne) Shufeldt and her husband Dwayne of Banow, Florida. Survivors also include 12 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Moriarty of Elyria, Ohio and Eleanor Hodkey of Lorain, Ohio; and his brother, Robley Evans Jones of Chicago, Illinois.
At his request, no service will be held at this time. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date. Internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL. 33908.
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