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Our Club This tab provides drop down menus that lists the current leadership of the club, provides a copy of the latest club bulletin, displays photos of club activites and spotlights our Rotary Youth Exchange program. Jones, Lt. Col. Joseph Dan, Pearl Harbor Attack survivor, 96, of Belle Isle, FL passed away Friday October 14, 2016 with family members at his side. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Claryce Freeman Jones; son Robert Freeman Jones; son Dr. J. Daniel Jones (Betsy); daughter Candee Jones Brooks (Bill); granddaughter Sydney C. Jones; grandsons Kyle W. Brooks and Lee D. Brooks; and granddaughter Lilly Ann M. Brooks. Born in St. Louis, MO, Col. Jones grew up in De Soto, MO. in 1939, when World War II began, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps (now Air Force) as a Sergeant. In 1940, he was sent to Hickam Field near Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was assigned to the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron of the 5th Bomber Group, surviving the attack on Hickam and Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was later stationed in Asheville, NC where he met and married his wife, Claryce after the war. In his 26-year Air Force career, he served in Washington DC; Indiana (BS in Business Mgt.); California; Okinawa; Gunter AFB and Maxwell AFB in AL; Wiesbaden, Germany; and PA. He obtained his MBA from The George Washington Univ. Col. Jones was awarded two Battle Stars from his service in Pearl Harbor and Midway, two Air Force Commendation Medals, American and National Defense Service Medals, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War Two Victory Medal, and many other decorations. As a civilian, he was in financial management and real estate. Dan was a member of Rotary for 56 years and served as President of the Rotary Club of Orlando South, and member of Rotary Club of Kissimmee Bay. He was Asst. Gov. of Dist. 6980 and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He enjoyed traveling with his family across the world and loved spending time with his grandchildren, often saying how blessed he was with such fine young girls and boys to watch grow. An avid golfer, he taught his grandsons to play the game, and the importance in demonstrating gentlemanly conduct. Visitation will be 6 - 8 PM, Wed., October 19, 2016 at Robert Bryant Chapel, Michigan St., Orlando. Military burial honors will be held for family October 21, 2016 at Canaveral National Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Tumor Foundation, 800-323-7938.
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