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Obituary for James Harrison "Jim" Jones, Jr.
James Harrison “Jim” Jones, Jr., 67, of Madison, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at St. Dominic Medical Center due to complications from Covid. He will be deeply missed by all lucky enough to have known him and to have shared in the warmth of his contagious personality. Jim was born in Jackson to James Harrison and Frances Boone Jones. He graduated from Callaway High School where he was chosen as a class favorite. Jim attended Hinds Junior College and The University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Business. After graduation from college, Jim not only discovered, but exhibited, his entrepreneurial talent by starting and selling numerous successful businesses over a period of forty years. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved both fishing and hunting. He was fortunate to be able to hunt all types of wild game, birds, and alligators not only in the U.S. but in many countries abroad. He began filming and producing videos of his hunting excursions through his archery company. Eventually, his videos became so popular that he started several nationally syndicated television shows, which were aired on The Outdoor Channel. Although he enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing, his greatest passion was duck hunting with his son and friends. Most recently Jim had become an excellent sporting clay and skeet shooter where he competed and won events across the southeast. Jim will be most remembered for his infectious, outgoing, friendly personality. He never met a stranger and was always interested in obtaining knowledge. He was an excellent musician and a talented guitarist who loved to entertain others through these gifts. Although he attended Ole Miss, Jim was an avid Mississippi State Fan mainly due to his mother’s love for MSU. He was excited beyond belief to watch as Mississippi State University won a National Championship in the College World Series in 2021. Jim brought fun and laughter to family outings and activities. One of our favorite memories surrounds a shuffle board tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama that lasted a week. The competition was fierce, and those playing were “fired up” to beat the talented duo of Jim and his nephew, Matt. Through skill and a bit of luck, Jim and Matt prevailed. The family roared as Jim broke into song, singing “We are the Champions of the World.” Queen would have been proud. The following Christmas, Jim and Matt were awarded Gulf Shores Shuffleboard Champ trophies. So, if you knew Jim, it is safe to say you knew a champion. Jim was a natural story teller. He could entertain for hours with various tales of his experiences. He never let facts get in the way of a good story. Jim attended Broadmoor Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents James Harrison Jones, Sr. and Frances Elizabeth Boone Jones. He is survived by his wife, Nancie Jones, of Madison; daughter Lauren Jones Sinclair and her husband David of Ridgeland; son James Harrison Jones III “Trip” and his wife Sara of Madison; step-children Brady Roche of Texas, Alyssa Roche of Texas, and Shane Roche of Casper, WY; grandchildren Ahladio Ponce, Reno Ponce, Benicio Ponce, Sterling Sinclair, Isabella Sinclair, Aurora Sinclair, and Jace Jones; brother David William Jones and wife Penny of Ridgeland; and sister Sandra Jones Kaster and husband Bill of Mt. Vision, NY; and his nephews and nieces, all of whom he adored. Friends and loved ones are welcome to pay their respects at a visitation to be held in the chapel of Broadmoor Baptist Church on Highland Colony Parkway in Madison, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022 with a memorial service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.