John K. Jones, 77, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, in the comfort of his home.
John was born on September 22, 1943, in San Mateo, CA, the son of Theodore and Beryl (Kneeland) Jones.
John was an only child growing up in Walthill, NE and graduated from Walthill High School in 1960. After graduation John attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, receiving his Bachelor of Science before graduating from the University of Nebraska Omaha Medical Center followed by an internal medicine residency.
John specialized in internal medicine and he and his partner, Elliott & Jones Associates, were responsible for bringing emergency medicine to the Illini Silvis hospital in 1972. John served his community for over 40 years as an emergency room Physician before retiring from the Trinity Hospital Emergency Department. Outside of his successful medical career sharing his brilliance and generosity with thousands of people, John was known for his deep love of his wife and family. He was an avid car enthusiast and emphatic fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; children, Jamie (Shauntel) and Julie Jones; grandchildren, Keston, Tyler, Corey, Arial (Patrick), Devin (Samantha), and 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Jarie Akers and Andy Hankins.
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline is assisting the family. Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Illowa Council – 4412 N Brady St., Davenport IA 52806.
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