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Dedicated to my grandfather Lexie Dee Jones....1921-1983....He danced at my wedding as promised.

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  • ID: I28
  • Name: Lexie Dee JONES
  • Surname: Jones
  • Given Name: Lexie Dee
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 Sep 1921 in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee
  • Death: 4 Sep 1983 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri
  • Burial: Maple Cemetery, Caruthersville, Missouri
  • _UID: D4558C5FDD67694983789662B30BACCB3208
  • Census: 1930 Obion County, Tennessee
  • Census: 1930 Obion County, Tennessee
  • Census: 493 East 14th Street 1940 Pemiscot County, Missouri
  • Census: 347 14th Street 1940 Pemiscot County, Missouri
  • Note:
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    1930 living with parents
    1940 living with wife at 493 East 14th Street listed as age 19
    States he is a Platform Man for an Ice Company
    States that in 1935 he was living in Caruthersville
    NOTE that Lexie and wife were enumerated twice
    on 4-19-1940 they were enumerated at 347 14th Street. living next door to his parents.
    listed as age 18 states he is a delivery truck driver for an Ice and food distributor.
    Enumerated in ED78-21

    My grandfather was a fun and loving man. I remember that when I was a child he would alway s tell me that he would dance at my wedding, when I got married for the first time in 1981 , I was married in his house. When my older sister Toni was being taught to drive, I became j ealous. My grandfather took me in his car for a driving lesson of my own. It was the last le sson that he gave me, as I ended up with his car in a ditch.

    Lexie served during World War II. He was on Omaha Beach on D-Day(6-6-1944) and was part of t he Red Ball Express.
    Red Ball Express was in operation from August 25 to November 16, 1944.

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (ancestry.com)

    Name: Lexie D Jones
    Birth Year: 1921
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Tennessee
    State: Missouri
    County or City: Pemiscot

    Enlistment Date: 28 May 1943
    Enlistment State: Missouri
    Enlistment City: Jefferson Barracks
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life

    Education: Grammar school
    Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation willbe found in the United States Employment Service Manual, Oral Trade Test
    Marital Status: Married
    Height: 38
    Weight: 089
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  • Change Date: 29 Apr 2012 at 16:40:04



    Father: Charlie Dee JONES b: 18 Jul 1886 in Obion County, Tennessee
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth WALLER b: 9 Sep 1897 in Monet, Craighead County, Arkansas

    Marriage 1 Nancy Ellis WILSON b: 14 Nov 1918 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri
    • Married: 22 Feb 1940 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri
    • Note:
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      OBTAINED FROM Sue Wilson

      Undated newspaper clipping, apparently from shortly after Friday December 11, 1970. Probably from the Caruthersville Democrat-Argus.
      Military Family Back to Germany
      Mrs. Richard Johnson and daughters, Tammy and Nancy, left Caruthersvile, Friday morning, Dec. 11, for Memphis and left there by plane for Nuremburg, Germany, to join their husband and father, Staff Sgt. Richard Johnson.
      Mrs. Johnson is the former Jeannette Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mfrs. Lexie D. Jones of 407 East 20th. For Jeanette the return to Nuremburg will be returning to some happy hours of her early life. Herfather is a retired Army Staff Sergeant, returing Jan. 31, 1967, with a rating of E-7 after 22 years of service, and the family moved back to Caruthersville. Mr. Jones and family spent several yearsin Germany at Army posts there. He was stationed and the family lived at Crailsheim, Germany, about 100 miles from Nuremburg, where Jeanette went to complete her high school education. It was while they were living at the Army post at Crailsheim that she met her future husband and they were married in the Crailsheim Post Chapel.
      Staff Sgt. Johnson left eary in November for his new post in Germany. They were living at an Army base near El Paso, Texas, when he received his new orders. They packed their furniture and shipped itto his new post and then he moved his family to Caruthersville to be with her parents until such time as suitable housing was available and the Army could arrange to move his family there.
      Mrs. Johnson and chidlren enjoyed Thanksgiving here with their parents.
      Mr. and Mrs. Jones' son, Staff Sgt. John E. Jones, who returned to Vietnam in February to finish out an unfinished tour of duty with the Air Force, has completed that period of service and is headed back to the United State. He was expected to arrive in Memphis Wednesday or Thursday of this week to spend the Christmas holidays here with his wife Marsha, and their two daughters, Toni and Johnnie, and with his parents. After the holidays he will report to a base in Texas.

      ***
    Children
    1. Has Children Living JONES
    2. Has No Children Lexie D. JONES b: 7 Aug 1943 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri
    3. Has Children Living JONES
    4. Has Children Living JONES

    Sources:
    1. Title: GEDCOM file imported on 7 Oct 2007.

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