OTTUMWA — Jess D. “Sarge” Jones, 44, of 1323 E. Second St., died January 15, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 24, 1969, in Ottumwa to Donald L. and Cheryl Welt Jones. He married Mandi Hornback on March 31, 2012.
A resident of Ottumwa all of his life, he had worked for National Van Lines, Kennedy Construction and was currently employed with DeLong Construction.
Jess attended First Church of the Open Bible. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed hunting arrowheads.
Surviving are his wife, Mandi; a stepdaughter, Hailey Gillum; a sister, Beth Ann Jones; nephew, Dayne Jones; a niece, Randi (Ricky) Wilson; a great-niece, Baylynn Wilson; stepmother, Sondra Jones; stepbrother, Scott Brunk; foster brother, Ben (Susan) Stivers and Ben’s children, Joy and Christopher, all of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Jones and his mother, Cheryl Jones Harnden; a daughter, Brandi Simmons.
His body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Church of the Open Bible with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family.