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Leslie Dean Jones, age 76, resident of Somerville, Tennessee, departed this life Friday morning, March 15, 2019 at the National HealthCare Center in Somerville.
Funeral Services for Mr. Jones were held at 11 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. with Pastor Andy McClung of Morning Sun Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cordova, officiating. Interment was at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – West Chapel at Oakland.
Leslie was born October 13, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the late Albert Dean Jones and Pauline Raines Pritchett Jones. He received his education at Memphis Tech High School and Memphis State University and was employed as a police officer in Memphis and Somerville for a number of years. He was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith and was a Mason. Leslie served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War period and enjoyed fishing, watching television, riding horses, shooting and hunting deer.
Mr. Jones is survived by two sons, Albert Dean Jones and wife, Ashley, of Bartlett, TN, Thomas Vernon Jones of Bolivar, TN; five grandchildren, Kyle Jones, Emma Grace Jones, Wiley Jones, Corey Jones, Stephen Jones; and one great-granddaughter, Avery Reed Jones.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation, 328 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.