Warren Max Jones
Warren Max Jones, 92, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on March 20, 2014. He was born on Jan. 14, 1922, in Colby, Kan. He spent most of his adult life in Garden City, Kan., moving to Overland Park in 2007.
He enlisted in the Navy Air Corp at the age of 20 and served five years, achieving the rank of lieutenant. His primary assignment was flying sea planes for the Pacific Fleet during World War II. He continued to enjoy flying until his 60th birthday.
He married Lamoine Ingram on Aug. 4, 1946, in Garden City. During his work life, he managed a variety of small businesses in southwest Kansas. He was a life master duplicate bridge player and a life-long frustrated golfer.
He is survived by Lamoine, his wife of 68 years; their two sons, Terry (Dee) Jones of Garden City, and Courtney (Peggy) Jones of Overland Park. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Shane Jones of Garden City, Tisha (Bob) Deutsch of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lauren (Andy) Bozzelli and Meredith Jones, both of Chicago, and Colleen Jones of Overland Park. Nine great-grandchildren also survive. He is survived by his brother, Van Jones of Springfield, Va., and was predeceased by his siblings, Dale and Rex Jones and Helen Wells.
Max elected to have his body donated to the University of Kansas Department of Anatomy.
A reception for family and friends will be held at Tallgrass Creek, 13800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday, March 27, at 3 p.m.