jamesjones1James (Jimmy) D. Jones, 89, of Silver City entered eternal rest on August 31, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 16,1932 in Yuma, AZ to James D. Jones Sr. and Cecelia Amparano. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War from 1951-1955. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 9 years and was a carpenter at Western New Mexico University for 11 years. His favorite saying was “Jack of all trades, master of none”. In his early years he enjoyed riding horses and playing softball. He was an avid Washington Redskin Fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as they participated in sports.  

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lupe M. Jones of the family home; daughters, Anita Rios and Cynthia Jones; grandchildren, Armando Sapien Jr., Tommy Rios Jr., Andrew Lopez, Vanessa Cardenas, April Hernandez and Sonia Carbajal; great grandchildren, Tiffany, Aaron, Tasha, James, Caroline, Gilbert, Brendan, Deziraye, Jordin, Jaelynn, Cinto, Isaac, Riley, Jemma, Azalia, Salvador, Santiago, and great great-grandchildren, Xavier and Taylem.  

jamesjones2He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Julie Martinez, Brenda Carbajal; sisters, Leonor Jones, Bernie Woods and brother, Joe Gonzales.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 9 from 9:30-10:30am at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the holy rosary being recited by Deacon Art Gutierrez to commence at 10:30am. The funeral mass will follow at 11:30am at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Casmir Anozie officiating. Concluding service and interment will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 1pm with full military honors. Pallbearers are Gilbert Rios, Brendan Salgado, Armando Sapien, Andrew Lopez, Tommy Rios Jr., Gilbert Rivera, Markie Rodriguez, and Ramon Martinez. Honorary pallbearers are Howie Morales, Meme Martinez, Ben Martinez, Arnold Valdez, Luis Morales, Albert Morales and Ramon “Monchie” Morales, Arthur Gonzales, Florentina Rios, Caroline Rivera, Anthony Morales, David Vasquez, Freddie Aguilar, Belinda Chavez, special friend, Joe Higuera and Ft. Bayard Medical Center Pod D; son in-law, Tommy Rios Sr, Tommy Muñoz, and Jacinto Cardenas III.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.