John Jones

Obituary of John Wayne Jones

Smethport - John W. "Jack" Jones, 65, of Smethport, passed away early Tuesday morning (September 22, 2020) at his home with his loving wife holding his hand, after a 15 year battle with Alzheimer's disease.


He was born Jan. 15, 1955 in Port Allegany, a son of Samuel and Violet Williams Jones.  On July 15, 1995, in the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, he married Karen O. Spencer, who survives.


Mr. Jones was a 1974 graduate of Smethport High School.  He had worked several jobs, but lastly for Bradford Forest Products before having to retire early due to illness.

He was a Life Member of the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department and the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, along with the Norwich Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.

Every Friday night you would find Jack working Friday night Bingo at the fire hall, until his health got the best of him.

One of Jack's greatest enjoyments was when he was playing with his great nieces and nephews. 


In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

One godson:  Zachary Cox of York, PA

One sister:  Cathy Greene of Johnsonburg

Five brothers:  Bill (Nancy) Jones of Burt, NY, Carl (Barb) Jones of Eldred, Paul Jones of Olean, NY, David Jones of Smethport and Charlie Jones of Smethport

And numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers:  Samuel Jones, Jr. and Phillip Jones.


A memorial service for Jack will be held on November 7, 2020 at 11 AM in the Smethport Fire Hall with the Rev. Max Simms, officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be at 10 AM in the firehall, 1 hour prior to the service.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to Smethport Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Fighters Association, or the VNA of Northwest PA.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

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