Printy Funeral Home obituary – John R. Jones, 39, Burlington

John Richard Jones, 39, of Burlington, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

John Richard Jones, 39, of Burlington, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa.

John was born on October 28, 1981, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Johnny Ray Jones and Elizabeth Anne Jones. He graduated from Keokuk High School in 2000 and joined the United States Navy in 2001. He worked for many years as a painter for Joy Painting in Keokuk. He was a lifelong entrepreneur and collected gold and coins. He was an amazing cook, and his cheesecake recipe was enjoyed by all. If you were a friend of John, he would do anything for you. He always had a hug ready and had an infectious laugh and special sense of humor. He was flirtatious and charming and had a charismatic personality. John was beloved by all. He was always a jokester and was truly one-of-a-kind. More than anything, John loved his daughter Avayah Voorhees, who was born on May 1, 2012.

John is survived by his daughters Avayah Voorhees; step-daughters Alivia Voorhees and Yona Wheeler; parents John (Gigi) Jones and Elizabeth Jones; three siblings: Melissa Jones, Scott Jones and Taylor (Tyler) Tomlinson; step-brothers Steven Carter and Dabney Jones; grandmother Marian Phillips; step-mother Stacey Jones, and five nieces and nephews: Anchor Jones, Isabelle and Maxton Jones, and Alasca and Abrahm Tomlinson. Other survivors include many cousins, aunts and uncles.

John is preceded in death by five grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jones, Darlene Jones, Lloyd Sanderson, and Richard Phillips; step-sister Keanna Carter; brother Mark Pobanz; and two uncles: Edward and George Sanderson.

A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Printy Funeral Home.

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Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

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