Dennis D. Jones , 68, of Solon, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. Family, friends and musicians gathered at the Mill in Iowa City on March 15 for a memorial and jam session. Burial with military honors was held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City on March 15. Dennis Dale Jones was born on Feb. 9, 1946, to Iola P. Carpenter Jones and James “Dale” Jones in Spirit Lake. He received his education in Milford, graduating from Milford High School in 1964. While in school, Dennis played in the band, was on the wrestling team and ran track. Dennis attended the University of Iowa. In September 1966, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He took his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Dennis served at Lowery Air Force Base in Colorado and was then stationed in Seville, Spain. He was discharged in August 1970 at the rank of Sergeant. He returned to the University of Iowa and enjoyed managing the Sanctuary Pub. Dennis started Brown Street Music setting up sound systems for area bands and singing groups. He also enjoyed refurnishing and restoring antique furniture.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Dale Jones.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Iola P. Jones; son, Martin (Trisha) Jones of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Cherie (Alan) Banks of Spencer; Becky (Don) Kozaczka of Ludlow, Mass.; Mary (Chris) Blanchard of Robins; and one brother Pat (Nancy) Jones of Spencer; 16 nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends. Thoughts can be shared with the family at www.lensingfuneral.com .