John Coleman Jones, 1943-2019

John Coleman Jones, 75 passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2019 at his home in Leesburg.  

He was born in Leesburg on December 31, 1943 to Madelaine McNall Morgan and Samuel Powell Jones.  

He spent his childhood years in Hamilton and graduated from Loudoun County High School in 1963.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Bridgewater College in 1967.

Soon after college, John served in the U.S. Army with the Special Forces in Vietnam.  Later he worked for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.  In 1995, he left that job and began working as an insurance agent until his passing.

In 1973, John married Margaret Lee Bailey and the couple lived in Leesburg during their 46-year marriage. He liked to travel and enjoyed a South America cruise in 2008 and his many visits to Switzerland to visit with his son Chris and his family.  While at home he spent time working in the yard, making improvements to the house and watching his favorite television shows.

John was predeceased by his parents and his son, Todd.  He leaves behind his loving wife and his son, Christopher, daughter-in-law, Erin, his two granddaughters, Sophie and Nova, several cousins and many friends. 

A celebration of his life was held on September 5, 2019 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 7100, Leesburg, VA 20177.

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