John Paul Jones was a Scottish-American sailor who is best remembered for his bold acts during the American Revolution for fighting the British warships in the eastern waters of England. His victory over the British troops brought him international recognition as a distinguished American naval hero. He started his career at sea as an adventure-filled seafarer and went on to become colonial America’s first sea warrior. As commander of the ‘Bonhomme Richard’, his daring naval feats have secured him a place in the US history. His brave and courageous battles brought him into limelight as the founder of America’s naval tradition. During his over 30-year old sailing career, he commanded various naval vessels and shot down a large number of enemy ships, thus securing their belongings and bringing them home. He was highly acclaimed by the French authorities for his actions and was honored with the prestigious title ‘Chevalier’, along with a golden sword. Besides his service in the American navy, he later joined the Imperial Russian Navy, though his tenure wasn’t very satisfying. Today, he is fondly known as the ‘Father of the American Navy’
John Paul Jones will turn 85 on March 17, 2021. He was born on March 17, 1936, on a farm near Denver, Missouri. Cards would be appreciated and may be sent to him at 1 West Lovers Ln., Grant City, MO 64456.
John Paul Jones was tapped on the shoulder by God and followed Him 3:05 p.m. on March 9, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Albany First United Methodist Church sanctuary beginning at 2:00 pm.. The Reverend Thad Haygood will officiate, assisted by Anna Miller and Laurel Griffith. Others who will take part are Gary Unger, Brandon Keaton, and Mary Beth Hillard. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Albany First United Methodist Church. Mr. Jones's cremated remains will be buried at Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 30.
Many of the commercial products that appropriated the image of naval hero John Paul Jones had nothing to do with the historical figure who looms large in Portsmouth history. A portrait of Jones appeared on countless bottles, magazine ads, posters, pencils, and signs advertising Paul Jones Whiskey. The real Jones, however, was likely a teetotaler. The company also employed early racist ads and later changed their mascot to a camel. Go figure.
John Paul Jones may have been content to blend in the background during Led Zeppelin’s heyday but everyone will agree that he’s the band’s secret weapon. His bandmates were flashier and wilder on stage but even so, JPJ’s genius cannot be ignored and overlooked. His musicianship and immense talent put him up there along with some of the greatest rock acts of all time.
John Paul Jones, age 83, of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born November 13, 1937 in Detroit, MI to the late Jacob Wheeler and Mable Juanita Powell Jones. John was a loyal friend, loving husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He always made everyone laugh and will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by, brother, Harold Douglas Jones; sister, Valena Maciejewski. Survived by: Loving wife…………….Vicki Jones.
In 2003, Led Zeppelin bassist and secret weapon John Paul Jones appeared on a Swedish TV show for an interview. During the 25-minute conversation, JPJ shares some of his favorite Led Zeppelin songs. He acknowledged the musical masterpiece ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and basically called it a “Led Zeppelin sampler” because...
Tayshia Adams has put her heart on the line in relationships both on and off camera over the years, but she’s taking another chance at love on The Bachelorette. Adams was first introduced to Bachelor Nation when she competed for the affection of Colton Underwood on season 23 of The Bachelor in 2019. However, she joined the series in the wake of her divorce from her ex-husband, Joshua Bourelle.