Cumberland—James David Jones, 66, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at his home, in the arms of his wife and soul mate, Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Beckman Jones.
Born in Cumberland, MD on February 4, 1951, he was the son of the late Bernard Marvin Jones and Allene Virginia (Westfall) Jones and his step mother, Rebecca (Jones) Deahl.
Jimi graduated from Oldtown High School, class of 1969. While in high school, Jimi was a highly skilled and natural athlete, and he excelled at all sports, especially baseball. Jimi attended Allegany College of Maryland before being employed at an oil company in Baltimore. After returning to the area, Jimi was employed in the mental health industry, where he enjoyed helping disabled adults until his retirement.
Jimi was a loving, devoted, and affectionate husband, father, step-father, and grandfather. He was a good man who had a smile for everyone, and he never met a stranger. He also put others before himself. Jimi was a musician who enjoyed playing his guitar and writing songs.
In addition to his wife, Jimi is survived by three children, David Jones and wife Mary, Carpendale, WV, Amanda Yates and husband P.J., Norfolk, VA, and Chelsea Castoreno and husband Stanley, Fort Worth, TX; step-children; Caleb Huff, and Abby Huff, both living at home; grandchildren, Sully and Junie Jones, Harper Yates, Stanley, Jr., Makenna, Dylan, and J.D. Castoreno; brothers, William M. Jones, and Robert Jones and wife Connie, Fayetteville, NC; and step-sister, Pamela Palmisano and husband Mike, New Orleans, LA; and sister-in-law, Sheila Bussard and Victor, BelAir, MD; and special mom who meant the world to Jimi, Louise McMillan, Oldtown, MD.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 3-8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Nelson officiating. Following the service, he will be cremated.
Liz has requested that the members of the family and their friends refrain from sending flowers. Those wishing to honor Jimi’s memory may do so by making contributions toward his funeral expenses.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com