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George Bunyan Jones, Jr.

Obituary for George Bunyan Jones, Jr.

May 26, 1930 - December 26, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 88

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George Bunyan Jones Jr., 88, passed away to be with the Lord on December 26, 2018. He was born on May 26, 1930 to George Bunyan Jones and Elba Self in Kosciusko, Mississippi. George proudly and honorably served his country in the US Army (1947 - 1950) and in the US Air Force (1950 - 1976). He began his military career as an Army musician and played the bass horn with the William Beaumont Army Hospital Band at Ft. Bliss (El Paso), TX. After separating from the Army, he joined the US Air Force and served as a Firefighter at Williams AFB (Chandler), AZ; Chaumont AB, France; and Keesler AFB (Biloxi), MS. In 1957 he transferred to aircraft maintenance and became a crew chief on B-52 bombers at Carswell AFB (Ft. Worth), TX. Additional assignments included positions at Barksdale AFB, LA; Laredo AFB, TX; Mountain Home AFB, ID; and Bergstrom AFB (Austin), TX where he retired in 1976 as a Senior Master Sergeant. George was a Vietnam veteran and was deployed to Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand twice, Phan Rang, Vietnam; and Yokota AB, Japan. George valued a higher education and began taking college classes in 1968 at Laredo Junior College. That is where he met the love of his life, Maria, in an English class. They married on November 7, 1969. In 1986 he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, and went on to retire from a second career as the Chief of Security for Motorola in 1995.

George will always be remembered for his happy-go-lucky approach to life, positive attitude, quick wit, contagious smile, and especially for his unending love and devotion to his wife and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Exie Austin; half-sisters, Vivian Jones, Ann and Mary Lee Love; son, George Ronald "Ronnie" Jones; and stepson, Ramiro Rogerio Jr. George is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Maria Isidra Garcia Jones, whom he affectionately called "Marie"; daughters, Deborah Campbell (Ken) and Teresa Flores (Domingo); half-brother, Michael Love; stepson, Carl Scruggs Jr. (Esther); stepdaughter, Grace Rolph (Glen); grandchildren, Jason, Joseph, and David Edmondson; step grandchildren, Ramiro Rogerio III, Christopher and Anthony Scruggs; great grandchildren, Rhett and Jacob Edmondson, and step great grandchildren, Isaiah, Annavey, Savannah, and Amber Rogerio.

The family wishes to thank George's hospice team at VITAS Healthcare and his home health caregivers Angela Sachetta, Rhonda Brockett and Melissa Zea for their caring support during the past nine months.

The family will recieve friends on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Porter Loring North Chapel.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019
ROSARY: 7:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL
2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
MASS: 10:00 A.M.
RECEPTION: 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
SHRINE OF ST. PADRE PIO
3843 BULVERDE PARKWAY
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Interment will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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