James W. Jones, 63, of Sunbury, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne E. Shaffer Jones, who passed away in 1999.
Jim was born on July 2, 1958, in Ithaca, New York and was the son of Robert and Doris McMullen, who both preceded him in death.
He was a hard worker who spent many years with Susquehanna Trailways as a bus driver. He then later worked at Selinsgrove Center. He enjoyed going out to eat and traveling with family and friends. He truly loved his family, especially his grandchildren, Devany Jones, William Jones and Presleigh Cheeseman. Jim had many longtime friends and easily made new ones with his outgoing personality. Jim was a member of AFSCME District Council 86 and took pride in being a Fire Police at the following locations: Sunbury Fire Department, Freeburg Volunteer Fire Company and D H & L Fire Company. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and rarely missed a game of Bucknell Basketball. Jim was a 1977 graduate of Jersey Shore High School.
Surviving are one son, Eric Jones of Mill Hall; two daughters, Nicole (Tyrone) Green of South Williamsport and Laurie Jones of Sunbury; two sisters, Brenda (Jim) Engleman of Avis and Elaine Frederick of Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by his sister Kitty Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, with Pastor David McCoy of Nippenose Bible Fellowship officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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