In Memory of
Mark Edward Jones

May 31, 1949 - April 29, 2000

God looked around His garden
and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
So he closed your weary eyelids and
whispered, "Peace be thine".
He then took you up to heaven with
hands gentle and so kind.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
the day God called you home.

The Parkersburg News
Monday, May 1, 2000

Mark E. Jones, 50, of Parkersburg died April 29, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Vance and Joanne Buchanan Jones of Parkersburg. He was an 11-year marine veteran, and was retired after nine years in the U.S.Navy Reserves.  He had worked as a truck driver for Sherwin-Williams. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and attended the Beechwood
Presbyterian Church.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sons, Vance M.Jones of Parkerburg and Burton J. Jones of Grass Valley, CA; one daughter, K.C. Jones of Grass Valley, CA; his Marine wife and caregiver, Bonnie Taylor of Parkersburg; two brothers, Matthew and Tim Jones, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Deborah Jones of Salisbury, Md and Sahron Jones of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; and the special caregarivers of House Calls Hospice.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Jones.

Sevices will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Beechwood Presbyterian Church, Pakersburg, Pastor John Koerner officiating.  Interment in Masonic Cemetery, Cairo, WV with full military rites.  Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Lambert-Taatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and for one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorial Donations may be made to House Calls Hospice, 808 Divison St., Parersburg, WV 26101.

Mark's funeral was attended by Tom and Kelly Williams of Vermontville, MI and Mike Graf of Vesper, WI.  Tom and Mike both served with Mark in Amtracs during the Vietnam War and are members of the Amtrac Platoon. Kelly Williams was representing the members of the 2nd Battalions 4th Marines Association. Mark will be missed by the many that had the privilege of serving with him.

God speed old friend and Semper Fi.

Mark's Service to his Country
Enlisted 1967 -
Discharged as LCPL, August 8, 1971

Renlisted August ?, 1971as PFC
Discharged as SGT late 1977/early 1978

Enlisted 1989 - Navy Reserves
Discharged 1999 E-6, Retired

Served in Vietnam with
Amtrac's, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines
Battle of Dia Do
April 1968

Camp Pendleton he was assigned to Headquaters, Schools Battalion (1971-1974)

Okinawa he was assigned to
Echo Co, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines 1974-1975)
Operations Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind
April 1975

Camp LeJeune he was assigned to
Headquarters Co Bn, 2nd Div (1975-1977/78)