Terry Lee Jones
October 29, 1950 ~ June 24, 2015
Viewings: Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.at the Pleasant View LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 250 West Elberta Drive Pleasant View, Utah
Funeral services: will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant View LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 250 West Elberta Drive Pleasant View, Utah
Interment: Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden
Our strong and loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend returned home to the loving arms of his Savior June 24, 2015. Dad stayed with us long enough to say goodbye in his own way to each child and grandchild, and to make sure each one of us knew just how much he loved us. Terry was born on October 29, 1950 in Charleston, South Carolina to William Melvin and Annie Dora Sweatman Jones. He is the third of five children. Terry graduated from Weber High School and LDS Seminary in 1969. He went on to graduate from the 19th Special Forces Jump School in 1970. He valiantly served his country for approximately 20 years in the Army Reserves as a Green Beret and in the Air Force. Terry retired in June 2014, after 40 years of dedicated employment at Hill Air Force Base. On February 26, 1971 Dad married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, and eternal companion Debbie Bailey in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they raised five wonderful children, whom he loved very much. He welcomed each of his children's spouses into the family as if they were one of his own. He patiently taught his children through his example of hard work, honesty, integrity, long-suffering, gentleness, meekness, and kindness; all this was done humbly without passing judgement on others. Dad's legacy was his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his service as a valiant and faithful priesthood holder. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even in his most trying moments, he would turn to our Savior Jesus Christ through prayer and scripture study. He was a devoted servant who always looked for ways to quietly serve others both temporally and spiritually. Just like everything Dad did in his life, he gave his all when serving those around him. Dad was an avid outdoorsman. The High Uintas were his second home where he spent time fishing, camping, and hunting deer as well as the elusive Wapiti. Dad was THE original "Great White Hunter" who had many successful trophy hunts. His love for the outdoors carried through to his love of scouting. He earned his Wood Badge, and enjoyed participating in Eagle Scout Courts of Honor. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Jill Bailey Jones; five children: Andrea (Ron) Gibson of West Weber; Tara (Joshua) Richards of Ogden; Jed (Kassie) Jones of Layton; Jennilyn (Shad) Saunders of Montrose, CO; Jessica (Kenneth) Hickman of Sierra Vista, AZ; 22 grandchildren, Bennett, Bailee, Deyvi, Emilee, Annie, Jacob, Casidy, Sophie, Isaac, Ian, Carson, Seth, William, Aubrielle, Andrew, Parker, Addison, TJ, Cade, Ethan, Mason and Cambrie. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Michael (Shamra) Jones of Syracuse; David (Ronda) Jones of Farr West; Kathie (Jim) East of Plain City; Kerry Gooch of Mountlake Terrace, WA; his father-in-law, William "Bill" Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Eileen B. Bailey. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant View LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 250 West Elberta Drive Pleasant View, Utah. Viewings will be held on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden, where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.
Kerry, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, he sounds like an amazing man! Big Hugs!!
Dad, you will be greatly missed. We love you so much and find peace in knowing you will be forever ours. Thank you for being my dad!
Dear Debbie and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Terry's passing. He was a wonderful man and good friend. May the good Lord bless all of you at this time of sorrow. What a blessing it is to have the gospel in our lives and to have the knowledge of the resurrection through the Lord Jesus Christ. May you find comfort and know that Terry has gone before to prepare the way for your eternal family. We will always remember him with fondness and love. God bless you all at this time and always. We love you all so very much,
Pam & Ron Henrie and family
I wanted to share with you my deepest sympathy in the loss of Terry. My prayers go with you and your family at this difficult time.
Dear Debbie, so sorry to read about Terry's passing. I would have liked to have been able to attend the viewing but I read the obituary late last night. It would have been good to see you and visit for a moment. I'll always remember the good times we had at the D&A market and that I was always a little jealous of Terry. He certainly was blessed to have been able to share his life with such a good women. God bless you and your children. Tell you dad hi for me.
Dear Debbie and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Terry's passing. Unfortunately we received word late Monday. Please know of our love for all of you. All of our children also send their love and condolences. Our memories of Terry are filled with love, wisdom, friendship and amazing hunts, both spiritual and physical. We rejoice in knowing he is now with our Savior and is released from the pain of his mortal body.
Randy & Julie Johnson and Family
Dear Debbie and family--
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on terry's passing. Our prayers are with you all, and we rejoice that you know that you will all be together again, participating in our father's plan of happiness.
Norm and Diane Russell
Dear Debbie and beloved Family:
It has been such a blessing to know and interact with your family. Terry our dear Bishop and friend will be greatly missed by our whole family. Susan, Tyler and I were all able to attend the special services you and your entire family provided for us all. Terry and all of you were there for me and my family in our loss of special missionary son Jay Dee. I experience great joy as contemplate the reunion of two special people on the other side of the veil. Terry as a spiritual Father and Jay as tutored son and friend. Our love and warmth goes out to you all.