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James M. Jones II

Oct 9, 2020

James Merrill Jones II, M.D., 74, passed away Sept. 28, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona, as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease. He died peacefully with his children at his side.

Jim was a graduate of Rehoboth High School, class of 1964. He graduated cum laude from Shepherd College in 1968, with a B.S. degree in biology. He was a member Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and played second base for the Shepherd baseball team. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably discharged in 1971.

He was a Hematologist/Oncologist, humbly devoting his life to giving quality care and comfort to those seeking his services. He was a 1975 graduate of Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He trained at West Virginia University Medical Center, Hershey Medical Center, and University of Maryland Cancer Center. Over the span of his career, he was in private practice in Martinsburg, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and with Georgia Oncology, Atlanta, Georgia. He then served as Medical Director for The Network for Medical Communications & Research in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jim enjoyed sports. He particularly loved cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona State University and the West Virginia Mountaineers. During his illness, Jim continued to be an inspiration to family and friends with his love, courage, and humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. Jones and Lenore King Jones. He is survived by his son, John Tyler Jones, Tempe, Arizona; his daughter, Reagan Anne Jones, Scottsdale, Arizona; his sister, Merle Ann Jones, Milton, Delaware; nephews, Rhawn Short, Lewes, Delaware, and Walter Bennett, Mechanicsville, Virginia; and good friends, Cynthia Bowen and Charles Henel.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions and/or testimonials may be made in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer’s Institute at http://act.alz.org/goto/JamesMJones.