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Vernon Wilson Jones
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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Vernon W. Jones Vernon Wilson Jones, 76, of Boyce, Virginia died Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Winchester Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born in 1936, in Clayton, North Carolina, the son of the late William and Dorothy Jones. He was a Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was an officer with the …
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public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Once upon a time, at one of the many family gatherings in the Jones' family house in Boyce . . . . . Uncle Vernon and his son Jeff planed to go the the horse track and asked me to go along with them. Uncle Vernon may have been trying to escape the crowds at home - and taking us (I was probably 12 years old? and Jeff maybe 7?) may have been just a slightly better alternative. My fond memory is this . . . Jeff and I, unable to bet on horses because of these silly underage gambling laws, entertained ourselves by running to the paddocks - eyeballing the horses to identify the most fit, best jockey, or the last one to take a dump - Can't recall the details but Jeff and I had developed the most sophisticated winning horse algorithm possible by two pre-teens. We'd run to Uncle vernon with our picks for the race - and by the 3rd race of the night - I think we had a pretty good track record picking the winner. Uncle Vernon, only half listening to us the first two hours of the night and not one to miss an opportunity, became keenly interested in our picks. By the 6th or 7th race he'd be anxiously waiting for Jeff and I to return from the paddocks with our picks so he could place the bet. He kept us full of pizza and pop or whatever other salty and sugary treats are available. Uncle Vernon, choosing the more fermented and hoppy kind of beverage was having a great time. I have shared this story probably a dozen or more times with friends since then, and this is probably the first time I've shared that with the family. -Ken (nephew)
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Vernon and I worked together at foxcroft for 10 yrs. He was a man with a big heart who always talked about his family.He kept us laughing and liked to play jokes on us.I offer my condolences to the Jones family and will never forget VERNON. Leonard Hall
Ken left a message on November 12, 2012:
Once upon a time, at one of the many family gatherings in the Jones' family house in Boyce . . . . . Uncle Vernon and his son Jeff planed to go the the horse track and asked me to go along with them. Uncle Vernon may have been trying to escape the crowds at home - and taking us (I was probably 12 years old? and Jeff maybe 7?) may have been just a slightly better alternative. My fond memory is this . . . Jeff and I, unable to bet on horses because of these silly underage gambling laws, entertained ourselves by running to the paddocks - eyeballing the horses to identify the most fit, best jockey, or the last one to take a dump - Can't recall the details but Jeff and I had developed the most sophisticated winning horse algorithm possible by two pre-teens. We'd run to Uncle vernon with our picks for the race - and by the 3rd race of the night - I think we had a pretty good track record picking the winner. Uncle Vernon, only half listening to us the first two hours of the night and not one to miss an opportunity, became keenly interested in our picks. By the 6th or 7th race he'd be anxiously waiting for Jeff and I to return from the paddocks with our picks so he could place the bet. He kept us full of pizza and pop or whatever other salty and sugary treats are available. Uncle Vernon, choosing the more fermented and hoppy kind of beverage was having a great time. I have shared this story probably a dozen or more times with friends since then, and this is probably the first time I've shared that with the family. -Ken (nephew)
Leonard Hall left a message on November 14, 2012:
Vernon and I worked together at foxcroft for 10 yrs. He was a man with a big heart who always talked about his family.He kept us laughing and liked to play jokes on us.I offer my condolences to the Jones family and will never forget VERNON. Leonard Hall
Mark Townley left a message on December 2, 2012:
In honor of Vernon Wilson Jones, Mark Townley lit a candle.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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