Obituaries

Hugh J. Jones, III

June 8, 1944 - January 21, 2024

U.S. Veteran

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Obituaries » Hugh J. Jones, III

Hugh John Morris Jones, III (Pop Pop), passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2024. He was 79. Hugh was the loving husband of Betsy Saunders Jones for 54 years. He leaves to cherish many good memories, his daughters, grandchildren, siblings, and extended family. He was born in Watertown, New York, on June 8, 1944, two days after his father landed in Normandy on D-Day, Hugh’s father got a kick out of referring to him as “D plus 2.” He grew up in Montpelier, Vermont, and enjoyed telling his grandchildren stories of football, snow, and going maple sugaring in the spring. A visitation for friends was held on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Hugh and Betsy’s home. A celebration of Hugh’s life was held on Monday, January 29, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church, 1215 VES Road, Lynchburg, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to First Presbyterian Church, the D-Day National Memorial, or a charity of your choice. Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Whenever you hike in the mountains, ski down a powder slope, bike down an easy road, or relax on a beach, please remember your gentle, thoughtful friend.

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