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Virgil F. Jones

April 1, 1941 — May 8, 2024


Virgil F. Jones, 83 of Springport passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. He was born on April 1, 1941 in England, AR, a son to the late Virgil Dean and Merle (Harris) Jones.

A dedicated and patriotic veteran of the United States Army, Virgil served in the 76th Engineer Battalion during the Cuban missile crisis and was stationed in Germany at the Berlin Wall. Following his military service, Virgil had a 36-year career at Westinghouse/ABB in Muncie prior to the plant closing. Virgil's passion for adventure led him to obtain his pilot's license and travel the United States on his motorcycle with his wife. Linda. However, following retirement, Virgil’s main occupation was fishing; he loved to fish on a daily basis year-round. During the winter months he would fish at his home in Louisiana and in the summer, he would return home to fish the lakes here in Indiana. He fished many bass tournaments and belonged to some bass clubs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Linda (Appleby) Jones of Springport; son, Virgil Dean (Kathy) Jones of Springport; daughter, Cindy (Brian) Yaney of Muncie; grandchildren, Amanda (Johnny) Garner of Muncie, Ashley Johnson of Muncie, Brock Smith of Selma and Keegan Jones of Muncie; 9 great grandchildren; nieces, Thresa Hunter of Malvern, AR and Jonnie Kingston of Katy, TX; nephew, James Mills of Indianapolis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Bonnie Jeter of Tomball, TX, and Barbara (Waymon) Turner of Malvern, AR.  

Services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor John Garrett officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Christian Cemetery in Springport with military honors conducted by the VFW/American Legion and the US Army. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.

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