Ulysses Grant Jones Jr., Senior Master Sergeant, Retired, USAF, of Lytle, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the age of 72.
Commonly known to all by his middle name, Grant passed peacefully, with his wife of 27 years by his side, after having suffered a massive stroke on May 26, 2022.
Grant was born in Sunshine Station, Harlan County, Kentucky, on August 30, 1949. On November 8, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Lou Lawson. Together they had two daughters, Melissa Sue, and Brenda Kaye.
In January 1968, he joined the United States Air Force and served his country honorably for 26 years. He spent the majority of his career working and supervising on the flight line as his rank increased, ensuring that the airplanes were flight worthy when they left the ground. Linda passed away in January 1993, and he retired the following spring from Lackland AFB in 1994.
Grant met his second wife, Rosemary Hord, at the church he attended, and they were married in July 1994.
Not one to sit still, Grant was active in a variety of positions in his church, ranging from custodian and grounds maintenance to Sunday School Superintendent, visitor follow-up and security. If there was a job needing to be done, he was willing to do it.
Grant was a man of impeccable honesty and integrity, always doing every job to the best of his ability and with excellence, regardless of what it was. He believed in taking care of any problem right away, not waiting until a more convenient time. He was a blessing to everyone around him, and he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ulysses G. Jones, Sr. and Lucy Rose Jones, his first wife, Linda Jones, sister Sandy Lewis, half-sisters Peggy Fisher and Bobbi Adkins, half-brothers Billy Joe Jones and Wayne Jones.
Grant is survived by his wife, Rosemary Jones, sister, Christine Lee Pearl Meade (JD), daughters Melissa Lake and Brenda Whaley, stepson Aaron Hord (Beth), grandsons Evan Whaley (Bridget) and Liam Hord, granddaughter Sierra Lake, and one great-grandson, Jackson Whaley.
Graveside services for Mr. Jones will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11AM at the Old Creech Cemetery in Wallins with Britt Lawson III officiating. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. Harlan County Honor Guard will be performing Military Rites.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ulysses Grant Jones Jr..