Eric G. Jones, 52, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born March 5, 1967, to Clarence A. Jones and Gail Irving in North Tarrytown, New York. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gail.
Eric graduated from Ossining High School in New York in 1985 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy that summer. After boot camp, he was stationed in Virginia Beach, and this is where he stayed for the duration of his career. Taking every sea duty billet available to him and served 24 of his 30 years of active duty aboard a Naval ship giving his kids stability and roots at a great sacrifice to himself. He retired in May of 2016 as a CWO4 and was hired immediately as a government contractor with TMMG.
Eric loved hard and lived even harder. His passions ran high and were many. He loved the Yankees, the Giants, NASCAR and golf. But his love for his family surpassed them all.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Jones; father, Clarence A. Jones; son, Shane C. Jones, and his wife, Courtney; and grandson, Kaden; daughter, Tori Amanda Jones; brother, Randall Jones, and his wife, Patty; niece, Stephanie Lisi, and her husband, Rob; nephew, Tyler Jones; sister, Stacey Jones, and her fiancé, Tom Haberland; sister-in-law, Nenna Christensen, and her husband, Jimmie; and nephew, Joey Christensen, and his wife, Liz, and their children, Dean and Cora.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, with a celebration of life at 6:30 p.m., at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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