Ira Richard Jones, Jr., 75, of Hubert passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Ira was born April 7, 1945 in St Louis, Illinois to the late Ira and Emily Jones. He graduated La Grange High school and immediately joined the U.S. Marines.
Former Marine Staff Sargent, having served 27 years and three tours in Vietnam. Ira loved his family and his country. He enjoyed shooting and collecting fire arms and restoring a 1952 military Jeep Willy. He was a renowned ham radio operator and though he wasn't able to do it any longer, he loved sailing and being in the water.
Ira was preceded in death by both parents Ira and Emily Jones, his sister Mary Paulius and his son Sean Jones. He is survived by his son Ira Richard Jones IV; his daughter Tina Dirksmeyer; and seven grandchildren, Kurt Jones, Ericka Jones, Joshua Dirksmeyer, Jacob Dirksmeyer, Jacelyn Dirksmeyer, Kaitlyn Jones and Caroline Jones.
A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 10 am Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Vietnam Memorial of Jacksonville.