Retired Major Edward Earl Jones, Jr.

July 14, 1953 - September 18, 2022

Retired Major Edward Earl Jones, Jr., 69, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2015, formerly of St. Louisville, OH, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 in Cape Coral. He was born July 14, 1953 in Orlando, FL to Edward and Velta Jones, Sr., now deceased.

Edward was of the Lutheran faith and served in the United States Navy, as well as the Army. He worked for the Post office in Howard, OH.  He was a member of American Legion 92 in Utica, OH, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Patriot Life Member of the NRA. Edward received his bachelor’s degree of science from University of New York. He enjoyed target practice and skeet shooting. He had also obtained his small aircraft pilots license, participated in TNR cat rescue, and loved riding horseback.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Joy Raines-Jones of Cape Coral; two loving children, Maren Jones and Troy Jones, both of Columbus, OH; siblings, Jackie Gainor of Casper, WY, and David Jones (Marla) of Hanover, OH; as well as a granddaughter, Mayhalin Howard.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Maralou Lyons Sep 22, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Maralou Lyons
    Heath Ohio

  2. Kristi Hufford DeLoach Sep 22, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Joy. My sympathy to you and the rest of the family.

  3. Margo Grove Sep 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    You grew up together in the best of times, survived the Vietnam Nam era and the worst of times. Reunited for all time…and then. Know my heart is with you, Joy..

  4. Connie Phillips Sep 22, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your “honorable giant” that was a dear part of your life! Many prayers are with you, the children and extended family that had him as a part of their lives!

    Connie(Campbell) Phillips
    Vidor, Tx.

  5. Betsy Hupp Sep 23, 2022 at 4:23 am

    My deepest condolences for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray angels wrap you in their wings and give you comfort and strength until you meet again.
    Betsy and Charlie Hupp
    Newark, Ohio

  6. Vicki Cochran Rhonemus Sep 23, 2022 at 5:06 am

    I was a classmate of Ed’s at Utica. I remember Ed as a very quiet person in school. It sounds like he had a very good life. I did not know that he was a veteran and served our country with a passion. My prayers go with his entire family.
    Vicki Cochran Rhonemus
    West Union, OH

  7. Bob Kesling Sep 23, 2022 at 7:36 am

    We will be praying for you and your family at this time of need! God Bless

  8. jennifer Metz Sep 23, 2022 at 8:23 am

    What a loss to our world. It was such a wonderful caring man. It was an absolute honor to know him.

  9. Steve Moore Sep 23, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Special prayers and thoughts of you and Ed. Are times spent at Utica school. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. 🙏

  10. Jolene Quick Sep 23, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Joy, I feel so blessed to have known both of you for the last 9 years. You both embraced me and were trusting and kind which is rare in this day and age. Ed was a magnificent individual who served his country, loved family, and was kind. While I didn’t know him well, I knew enough. The world is a better place because of people like him.

  11. CANDICE PEZDIC Sep 24, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Such a big teddy bear, so kind and caring may you rest in peace dear Ed

  12. Shirley Lanham Scarlett Sep 24, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    My heart breaks for you Joy. Prayers for you and your family.

  13. Jamie and Michelle Snyder Sep 24, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Joy, We have sure been thinking of you. Even though we have only been neighbors a year and a half, we have enjoyed our driveway chats and getting to know you both. You took such good care of Ed.
    Please know we are always here if you need anything.

  14. Jacquie Raines Sep 25, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    So saddened with this huge loss, my sister Joy. Ed sure took good care of you and gave you a good life these last 15 years. Wish it didn’t have to happen. With you every step of the way.

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