Gerald Wayne Jones
Mar 28, 1949 – Jul 23, 2018
Gerald Wayne Jones, 69, of Louisa, passed away in his home on July 23, 2018.
He was raised in LaCrosse, VA and graduated from Park View High School in 1967. After high school, he completed some continuing education to help prepare him for his future career path. He started his hearty career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Virginia State Police in 1970. Shortly after working for V.S.P., he went to work for the Prince William County Police Department for 33 years as one of the original officers and worked his way through the ranks. He was heavily involved in the early departmental computerization and computer-aided- dispatching system for the Prince William County Police Department. Wayne retired from PWCPD on January 01, 2001 as a First Sergeant. Wayne was one of the founders of the P.W.C. Retired Police Officer Association. He also served on various committees for the Police Dept., church, and Homeowners Association, throughout the years. Wayne was a member of Mineral United Methodist Church. After retirement, he became a member of the LCPS family, working as a security officer for Louisa County High School.
Wayne was well-known and loved among his co-workers, family, and friends for being an avid storyteller, a die-hard Redskins fan, enjoyed learning more about his genealogy, liked staying up-to-date on national politics (A.K.A Fox News in his home), was interested in American History (especially the Civil War Era), was extremely passionate about his family, cared deeply for his peers, loved to binge-watch NCIS and Blue Bloods,, enjoyed reminiscing on fond memories of rabbit hunting with beagles, and appreciated the nature around his new home as he would often bird watch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and George W. Jones; his brother, Wesley Martin Jones; his sister, Joyce Guyer and his first wife Carol Jones.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Jones; his children, Jenny Foster (husband Carl), Amy Hunter (husband Gary), Courtney Jones (fiancé Luke Grubb), Stephen Schmid (wife Jenn), Crystal Gatton (husband Rick); his brother, John Randolph Jones (wife Betty); his grandchildren, Corey Foster, Megan Foster, Jessica Hunter, Joey Hunter, Chase Gatton, Dakota Gatton and Piper Schmid along with his two furry friends, Gracie and Lucy.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 6-8pm at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa and funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 27 at Woodward Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas. For those that would like to visit with family, please meet at Mineral United Methodist Church in Mineral, Va on Saturday, July 28 for a brunch at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org/donate
I will miss seeing Wayne directing traffic for the buses and keeping us all on the right path at LCHS. In the rain and snow cold and heat always with a smile on his face. He checked on me most every morning as I parked my bus,to make sure all was well. What a great caring man who loved his family and spoke of them often. Cathy we will keep you all in prayer.
Kathy and Courtney i am sooo sorry to hear this! Prayers and thoughts,with you all.
Amy, Jenny and families -Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Much love and cyber hugs!
Joe and Sherri
Kathy and Courtney, We are saddened by the passing of Wayne. WA and I wish you much comfort, peace, and many happy memories of him to get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. W.A .and Bettye Dickinson
Dad, I can not believe the angels have called for you so soon. You were always my protector growing up and taught me to be the strong, independent person I became. For that I thank you. I love you and miss you. Now go rest high on that mountain, and give mom a kiss from me. Love always, Jen Jen,Your first born!
I knew GW when he worked for the PWCP and I was an investigator for the FMO. Over the years there were times when I spoke with him about police matters and how to handle a certain situation, GW was always respectful and freely gave me advice. I am sorry to hear of his passing and pray for his family. Rest in peace GW.
A personality beyond replacement has been taken from us. After countless years of friendship with this generous soul, a void of monumental proportion has been left with us all.
God Speed, old friend,
Claudia and Jay James – Virginia Beach, VA
GW was always a very friendly and respectful person when I worked with him at PW. He was just almost at times too nice to be a police officer but when it was time to get serious he certainly could. My condolences to his family and may he Rest in Peace.
My deepest sympathies to all…I grew up in Lacrosse with Wayne.
You will be truly missed… You were a great person with a wonderful personality… You touched every person you spoke to and showed what a wonderful man you were… I know you will watch over your family… I will keep you & your family in my heart… ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»ðŸ™ðŸ»
Carol Helmick lit a candle for Gerald Wayne Jones
Theresa Walker lit a candle for Gerald Wayne Jones
So sorry to hear about Wayne passing away. He is the third member of the PVHS Class of 67 to pass away since our 50th Year Class Reunion last August. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cynthia H.HigginsPVHS Class of 67
Kathy, Courtney and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Nothing ever takes away that pain and our thoughts and prayers are always with you!
Jenny Foster lit a candle for Gerald Wayne Jones
Nancy Kracke lit a candle for Gerald Wayne Jones
I had the pleasure of working with GW at PWCPD. He was always thoughtful and respectful and indeed a storyteller. To his family, please accept my deepest condolences and trust you all with gather the strength to get through this difficult time and the days to follow.
Jenny, sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Marsha Kent
Roger & Ann Lyons lit a candle for Gerald Wayne Jones
Dear Kathy and family,We are so very sorry to hear the sad news of Wayne passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May he rest in peace and may God give you comfort in the days ahead.Our love to you, Ann & Roger Lyons
Praying for the family may God Bless each of you
Kathy, keeping you and family in thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry to hear your sad news. May God comfort you and keep his loving arms around you during this time. Much love, Donna & Bobby Sabins
Jenny Amy and family so sorry to hear about your dad passing our love and prayers are with you all love Betty and Jimmy Musick (Nokesville va)
Kathy, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Christian will greatly miss Wayne every day at school. Wayne was one of his favorite buddies. If there is anything we can do please let us know.
Courtney Jones lit a candle for Gerald Wayne Jones
I am so sad to hear this news. Kathy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.