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SMSGT (Ret) Marcus C. Jones, Adair Co., KY (1930-2012)

He was a member of a highly honored Adair County, KY family. He served his country for 24 years in the US Army and US Air Force attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. A three tour combat veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, for his bravery in combat, he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Upon retirement, he embarked on a second career of farming which was enriched with his love for mules and draft horses. He was well known for his hand crafted horse drawn wagons, earning numerous awards.

SMSGT (Ret) Marcus C. Jones, 81, of Columbia, (Cane Valley community), died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Kensington Manor in Elizabethtown, KY.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Stanley Watson officiating. Burial in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Wednesday, April 4, 2012.


Casket Bearers: Brandon Jones, Stephen Jones, Michael Jones, Lanny Simmons, James Pharis, and Harley Smith.

Honorary: Randall Burton, Bob Sawyers, Bill Nogar, Edgar Hancock, Calvin Young, and Curtis Francis.

SMSGT (Ret) Marcus C. Jones, Adair Co., KY (1930-2012)

He was born Friday, October 10, 1930, in Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late Lenis & Tinie Estes Jones. He died Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 5 months, and 21 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Jones & Stanley Jones.

He served his country for 24 years in the US Army and US Air Force attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. A three tour combat veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, for his bravery in combat, he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Upon retirement, he embarked on a second career of farming which was enriched with his love for mules and draft horses. Marcus was well known for his hand crafted horse drawn wagons, earning numerous awards.

Survivors include:
  • His wife of 57 years: Jessie L. Jones of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: COL (Ret) David E. Jones & wife Donna of Columbia, COL (Ret) Brian D. Jones and wife Judy of Forest Hills, Maryland

  • Two brothers: Randall Jones of Columbia, Harry Jones of Crestwood, KY

  • One sister: Margaret Gale Hurt of Louisville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Brandon, Stephen, Melissa, Megan, Michael & Stephanie

  • One great-grandchild: Jordan

  • Man's Best friend: Katie
Send a condolence online to the family of Marcus C. Jones

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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