Evansville, IN – James Russell Jones, 56, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022. He was born on July 22, 1965 in Morganfield, Kentucky to John Jones and Carol (Cummings) Shephard.
James was a long-time and dedicated member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He lived for playing music and was very talented, having played in several bands throughout his lifetime. He loved his whole family and always did everything he could to support them.
He is survived by his wife, Christiana (Lawson) Jones; his children, David Lee Harris (Amanda), Angela Dawn McLean and Heather Marie Brooks (Billy); his step-children, Betty Sue Martinez (Jaun), Sabrina and Markie Bisner (Ashley); grandchildren, Daniel, Jacob, Tiny, Gabe, Autumn, Michael, Brystin, Bryanna, Jackson, Santana, Gabriella, Alex, Sylvano, Noe, Yesenyeh, Bionca, Matthew, Michael, Maggie, Hugo, Aliyanah, Danielle, Rosalina and Abigail; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Bill Jones and Shaynnon Davis (Joe) and Margarit Gaines; his step-siblings, Diana Burnett and Kerry Shephard as well as several nieces and nephews.
James is preceded in death by his father, John Jones; his step-father, Mack Shephard; his previous wife, Gladys Jones as well as many grandparents, aunts and uncles.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.