In Loving Memory of

Walter McKinley Jones Sr


With our deepest regrets we announce the passing on August 2, 2022 of our beloved Walter McKinley Jones, Sr.
Walter was born on September 4, 1941 in Columbus, GA. He was the son of Earl Jones, Sr and
Paulette Hutchinson (both deceased).

Walter was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Gainesville, FL, Class of 1960. He earned an
associate degree from Santa Fe College and also attended University of Florida. He faithfully
worked for 40 years at the University of Florida in the Food Science and Human Nutrition
department as a tech and graphic artist. Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Among his favorite pastimes were photography and music. He always had a way of making
people smile and did so especially through his photos and music.
He brought joy to everyone he met and his kindness will be remembered by all the
lives he touched throughout the years.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 57 years, Annie Jones, son Walter M Jones, Jr, daughter
Angela Jones Medina (Frank), grandchildren Regina Ann and Anthony Michael Medina, sister
Judy Gillard and brother, Earl Jones, Jr and a niece and nephew. Special thanks to family
friends Eugene Crawford, Percy Flowers, and Carolyn and Levi Colton for their support.


Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 am
Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment
 with full military honors at Forest Meadows Cemetery East.

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7 Responses

  1. Angela Jones Medina at · Reply

    To the best dad in the world. You gave me so much love and support. So much wisdom and advice. I thank you for everything. I appreciate all you did for me. I pray that I can be to my kids what you were to me. You will never know how much you meant to me. I have your story that we wrote together and I will always cherish it. Thank you so much. I love you. You were my guardian angel on earth now you are my guardian angel above.

  2. Kimberly Flowers at · Reply

    Thinking of all of you and sending prayers for peace and comfort at this trying time..

  3. Carlos and Maria Berríos at · Reply

    Dear Angie and family ~

    Wishing all of you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this difficult time. May your beloved father Rest in Peace ✝️🙏🏼

    Love and prayers, Carlos, Maria and family

  4. Priscilla R Lewis at · Reply

    My condolences to Ann and family, on the loss of Walter. He was always so friendly, riding back and forth on his bicycle.🤗 May your memories bring you comfort now, and the days ahead.🥰

  5. Judith Gaillard at · Reply

    Dear Ann and Family,
    I was sadden to hear of my brother ‘s passing. He was a nice man,wonderful husband and grandfather with a gentle spirit. I smile about all the years that he rode his bike to work. He was staying “fit” when “fit” was not popular as it is today. Walter was a talented artist and musician. He enjoyed his retirement years. I will miss him!!!

  6. Maria Rodriguez at · Reply

    Praying for all the family that our Lord will give you comfort inknowing

  7. Lewis Rhodes at · Reply

    I knew Walter when I was a younger man growing up.. My family lived next door to Walter and Ann when they lived on NW 4th Street. Walter was always friendly and pleasant with everyone in the community. My friends and I looked up to Walter like a big brother. Well that was a lot of years ago but I do remember that Walter had an artistic flair, played the clarinet, rode his bicycle and put a lot of attention in maintaining a green American Rambler car. He would keep it waxed and polished. We lost touch with his family over the years but I would like to offer my condolences to Ann and family. Those years were great years growing up in that community and knowing Walter and his family.

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