David L Jones obituary 1936~2021


Dr. David L Jones, D. Ed., 84, a resident of Celebration Villa of Shippensburg and formerly of Fayetteville, PA, passed away Wednesday morning, December 22, 2021, in the assisted living facility.

David L Jones
David L Jones

Born December 30, 1936 in Chambersburg, PA he was the son of the late David R. and Anna C. (Martin) Jones.

He attended Chambersburg Area High School until 10th grade. He later obtained his GED while in the Navy. He was a graduate of Shippensburg State Teachers College with the Class of 1981 and a graduate of Antietam Bible Seminary with the Class of 1998.

Mr. Jones served in the United States Navy.

Dr. Jones and his wife, the late Dorothy J. (Webster) Jones, were married May 20, 1976 in Hagerstown, MD. Mrs. Jones died on September 22, 2017.

He has lived in the Chambersburg area for all his life excluding the 20 years he spent in the Navy.

He was employed as a history professor at Antietam Bible College until his retirement in 2012.

Dr. Jones was a member of the Pond Bank Independent Church. He enjoyed singing in the church choir and writing the church newsletter.

He is survived by one daughter, Teresa Swoll of Fayetteville; five step-children, Douglas Cook and his wife Carolyn of Shippensburg, PA, Steven Cook and his wife Deana of South Mountain, PA, Gregory Cook and his wife Tresa of Quincy, PA, Thomas Cook and his wife Deb of Mont Alto, PA, Judith Rose and her husband Scott of Chambersburg, PA; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ronald Jones and Dennis Jones; one sister, Carolyn Heavener; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Urban and a grandson, Dane Cook.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro with Pastor Lee Daywalt officiating.

Burial will follow in Strang’s Cemetery, South Mountain, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Tuesday afternoon, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society online here.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.