Obituary of Alton Nelson Jones, Jr
Alton Nelson (“Bubba”) Jones, Jr., 93, passed away on July 2, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of 61 years, a son Steven (Tracy) of Lakeland, grandchildren Jordyn and Chandler Jones of Lakeland, and sister, Shirley Peeler of Sun City Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton N. (Papa) and Annie Lee (Nannie) Jones, his brother, Donald Jones, and his daughter, Tammy Jones.
Nelson spent his childhood in Wimauma and was a graduate of Wimauma High School. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1945-1965 in the South Pacific, Korea, and Vietnam. When he retired from TECO after 27 years, he then began working at several golf courses and shops in the area. He loved golfing, reading western novels, watching John Wayne movies, spending time with family and friends, and telling stories of his many adventures.
The family will receive visitors (masks required) on Thursday, July 7, from 1:00-2:00pm.
Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on Friday, July 8.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alton Jones, Jr, please visit Tribute Store