Hubert L. Jones, 87, of Altamont, died at 11:44 a.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Labette Health in Parsons.
He was born November 14, 1925, in rural Labette City, Kansas, to Joseph Leon and Esther Lois (Walker) Jones. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in rural Labette County at Center Bethel School and was a 1943 graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy on the USS Bougainville escort carrier.
He and Priscilla Hockett were married May 17, 1946, in Parsons, Kansas. For a time, they lived in Parsons until moving to Altamont where they have lived since. For many years, Mr. Jones owned and operated Jones Auto Sales and Service and also raised hogs.
In younger years, he attended Center Bethel Church and had also served as a Boy Scout leader while his sons were involved in scouting. Hubert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising German shepherd dogs. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and traveling to Buena Vista, Colorado, for hunting trips. Mr. Jones had resided at Elmhaven East Nursing Home in Parsons since 2006.
Survivors include: His wife – Priscilla Jones of the home Two Sons – David Jones and his wife, Elaine rural Parsons, KS Dean Jones and his wife, Sandy rural Altamont, KS One Daughter – Elaine Phillips and her husband, Allen rural Altamont, KS Fourteen Grandchildren Twenty-Three Great-Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Orlena Nutt, in 2004.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Center Bethel Church. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to The 506 Foundation, Inc. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, KS 67330.