John “Jay” Covert Jones

John “Jay” Covert Jones, III, 65, died peacefully in his sleep in Reno, Nevada on July 14, 2017. Jay was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey to John Covert Jones Jr. and Lillian Alice Jones. He attended Navy pilot school in Pensacola, and flew his 4-seater Grumman Cheetah all over the Eastern coast and the Bahamas. His beagle Spanky, eagerly accompanied Jay on many flights. Jay was a top student at the University of South Florida in Tampa and earned a B.A. in Finance. He is survived by his sister, Cindy Pare of Virginia Beach, along with cats, Sunshine, and Moonlight.

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