Henry Jones, Jr., 85, of Tampa passed away March 20, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 9841 N. 56th St., Tampa, Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Jones, Jr., the St. Pete native known as “Nippy” was a retired Collier County Schools Administrator, US Army Veteran and FAMU Rattler Alumnus. He was a member of Knights of Peter Claver Council # 379 and The American Legion Post 167.
Nippy was preceded in death by his wife, Grace R. Jones.
He is survived by his daughters, Maria Jones Pitts and Dr. Kathy Jones Gutzmer; brothers Larry Jones and Robert C. Jones; sister Patricia Chavous; three grandchildren, Arturo James Gutzmer, Simone Jones Tyner and Jaredd Pitts and two great grandchildren, Journey Tyner and Avarian Pitts.
Wake and Viewing will be held Friday, March 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Henry Jones, Jr. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 470308, Celebration, FL 34747.
Arrangements entrusted to Ray Williams Funeral Home, Rhodes & Northern, owners, (813) 253-3419.