John Jones, resident of Nampa, Idaho was born March 11th, 1954 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was called home to be with The Lord on Friday, July 27th 2018. He will be welcomed there by his mom, Mary, his dad, Ernie and his sister, Patricia.
John was survived by his sister Barbara, his brother Wynn, and many friends he considered family.
Services will be held at Ten Mile Christian Church on Friday, August 10th, 2018 @ 3:30pm. He was a very social man, so all are welcome to join in his celebration.
John was a hunter, a cook, a fisherman, a DJ, a storyteller, a surrogate father to many, a provider and a mentor, but his most important accomplishment was being a family man.
He loved his wife of almost 3 decades, Michele. She was his soul. He admired her patience, strength and companionship. He loved her ability to support his unconventional idea of how a blended family should operate, even if it made absolutely no sense to the world around them.
His son, Jason, was his tender heart and free spirit.
John was very proud of how Jason followed in his footsteps and always fed the people around him. Like his dad, Jason never much got caught up in material items and instead never hesitated to give the shirt off of his back to someone in need.
His son, Jerin, was his pride and outdoor enthusiast.
John could hardly contain how constantly proud he was with Jerin. Any move, big or small, John did backflips of pride for Jerin in his head. He loved talking with Jerin about all things guns. He loved hearing about all of Jerin’s adventures and in turn sharing them with others to gloat. Like his dad, Jerin is the protector of his family and loves them fiercely.
John’s daughter, Jolene, was his faith and compassion.
John always said Jolene was the reason he had faith in God. She was brought into this world and stayed in it without any logical medical reason known to man. He loved being involved in her fundraisers and community service. Like her dad, Jolene’s compassion for humanity was plentiful and strong.
His son, Errol, was his strong will and explorer.
John admired Errol's tenacious will. He respected the decisions Errol made, giving up everything he knew to try something different. He was so proud. Like his dad, Errol educates and mentors people daily. This was something that made John's heart full.
His son, Eric, was his laughter and logic. John always knew that when Eric was around, he would be laughing and smiling. They had a love of all things that were funny, whether it be twisted or tame. John appreciated and adored Eric's witty brain. Like his dad, Eric has a logic that is universally interpreted and respected.
John loved being Grandpa, Grandfather, Uncle John. In his absence, John had every ounce of faith that his grandchildren would do great things in this world as well because he gave his children the tools to succeed that had been passed down to him.
Lathian, Mason, Brooklyn, Brennan, Kyler, Landon, Greyson, and Violet will continue his legacy of kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and humanity.
John will be greatly missed by many, but his stories, laughter, and love we will always be able to carry with us in our hearts.
There will be a Potluck BBQ Celebration following the services on Friday @ 1524 Ruby Ct. Nampa, Idaho