Canning ‘Perry’ Jones, passed away in his home on Aug. 12, 2019, at the age of 90. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Perry was born at Redlands Community Hospital on Oct. 9, 1928, he spent much of his teenage years living in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving back to Yucaipa.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 as a Seaman Recruit before converting to Fire Control Technician. After 22 years of dedicated service, with tours on the USS Rasher SSR 269 and CVS Lexington CVA-16, he retired as a FTCC (SS) from US Naval Schools Command, Mare Island. His Navy service was a point of pride and defining aspect of his character. His service was an inspiration for both his children and grandchildren who served their country as well.
While a young sailor, he met Patricia Jean Gullord on a blind date and married her on Dec. 27, 1952. Together they had five children. After he retired from his Naval service, he and his family moved back to Yucaipa where he worked for GTE for 20 years, after his retirement from GTE in 1988, he and Patricia sold their home and traveled fulltime across the United States.
After the death of his beloved Patricia in 2002, he fell in love with Nancy Impola, a feisty Italian who stole the heart of Perry and the entire Jones family. He and Nancy married on May 24, 2008, and continued to travel and enjoy their life together. Perry’s love of travel, maps, and a good spaghetti dinner will forever be cherished by his loved ones.
He was proceeded in death by his wife Patricia Jones and brother Robert Jones
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jones and their beloved dog Sassy, his children, Pamela Carole (Dennis), Charles Perry, Kenneth Russell (Dede), Janie Anne (Richard) and John Michael (Sandy). Sister Ellabeth (Joy), brothers Peter, Paul (Keitha). Perry was proud to be grandfather to nine as well as a great-grandfather to nine.
Services will be held on Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at Desert Lawn Funeral Home, graveside services with full military honors.