Dennis Huston (Whitey) Jones, 74, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at James Cancer Center after 3 years of suffering from cancer. Born in Springfield on Feb. 24, 1944, the son of Morris Huston Jones and Ruth V. (Catlett) Jones. Dennis worked at Navistar for 42.6 years and really loved the union. He started on the line, worked his way up through the local union and finished his career as an International UAW representative, retiring in 2006.
Dennis loved his family more than anything. His wife, daughters and granddaughters were the light of his life. He enjoyed the family vacations taken after his retirement. Survivors include his high school sweetheart V. Sue Jones; daughters Kristin (Craig) Brown and Jennifer (Harold) Brentlinger; granddaughters Stephanie (Bryce) Cruise, Kelly Brown, Rachel Brown and Teala Isaac. Also survived by his brother, Donald Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, and his beloved “Uncle Dean” who passed away in January of this year.
The celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 21, at the UAW Local 402 Union Hall led by Pastor Merrill Mellott. Visitation will be from 11:00 -1:00 and services to begin at 1:00PM. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2043 Memorial Dr. Springfield, OH 45505. Funeral arrangements by Ferncliff Funeral Home.