From a contemporary press report:
Joseph Bentley “J.B.” Jones, 78, a retired Navy Commander who also worked for the Navy in a civilian capacity, died of prostate cancer January 25, 2000, at his home in Annandale, Virginia.
Commander Jones, who had lived in the Washington area since the mid-1960s, was born in North Carolina.
He was a 1945 graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His service included duty in the 1962 Cuban naval blockade and aboard the carrier Hornet in Southeast Asian waters during the Vietnam War. He wasstationed in Washington as a Supply Corps officer when he retired from active duty in 1969.
After that, he served as a financial officer with the Navy Federal Credit Union from 1970 to 1974. He then was an administrator at the Washington Navy Yard with the Navy Regional Contracting Center until retiring again in 1984. Commander Jones was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Fairfax.
He was a recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Award.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite H., of Annandale; three children, Joseph B. Jones of Arlington, Stephen D. Jones of Vienna and Kimberly A. Pickard of Midlothian, Va.; and five grandchildren.
JONES, JOSEPH BENTLEY, CDR, USN (Ret.)
Of Annandale, VA on January 25, 2000, beloved husband of Marguerite H. Jones; father of Joseph B. and Stephen D. Jones and Kimberly J. Pickard. He is also survived by five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 3:30 p.m., at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, 9301 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA. Interment will be held on February 7, 3 p.m., at Arlington National Cemetery. Friends should gather at the Administration Building by 2:30 p.m.
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