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Honor Mission
David A. Jones, Veteran
USA – Korea
St Albans, West Virginia – 01-09-21


The Patriot Guard Riders will stand in silent honor and respect for David A. Jones, U.S. Army Korean Veteran, for his final services on Saturday, 9 Jan 21.
David went to be with the Lord on Saturday, 26 Dec 20. He enlisted in the Army in 1969-74 and toured in Korea. He found his way back to civilian life looking for “himself” in the 70’s. He spent years of living in various states; riding his choppers and scooters with the wind blowing through his hair. David would race whatever he could get his hands on, whether it was on the drag strip or the dirt track. He returned back home to WV in 1988 and took over the family business of D.H. Jones Heating & Cooling which was established in the Kanawha Valley in1952. Dave was a forward thinker and installed the first Geothermal systems to the area. Despite the endless hardships of owning a small business, he carved out a successful living for many years. He lived hard, played hard and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Staging Time: 1:00 pm

Casdorph Curry Funeral Home
110 B Street
St Albans, West Virginia 25177

Ride Captain:

Dave Shaffer

Special Instructions:

Staging Time: 1:30 PM
Ride Briefing 1:45 PM
Flagline in place NLT 2:00 PM
This will be a flagline only. There will be no escort.
Early weather forecast is for temperatures in the lower 40’s with a 20% chance of rain. Please dress and travel accordingly.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Susan Whitlatch
Position: West Virginia Ride Captain

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  1. To the family and friends of David A. Jones , I am sorry for your loss.. May we as a nation never forget those that had served to protect this great country.. May God wrap his loving arms around your loved one and welcome him home… May he Rest In Peace ….

    Jeanne Shaffer
    Ride Captain – West Virginia Patriot Guard

  2. To the family and friends of David A. Jones, I am sorry for your loss.. May we as a nation never forget those that had served to protect this great country.. May God wrap his loving arms around your loved one and welcome him home… May he Rest In Peace ….

    Jeanne Shaffer
    Ride Captain – West Virginia Patriot Guard

  3. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  4. Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of David A. Jones.
    Thank You David, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
    Rest in Peace Soldier

  5. My sincere condolences to the family of this departed hero. This nation is grateful to him for answering its call and defending our freedom. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Rest in peace with God and in your loved ones memories.

    Jim Shaffer
    2/39th Artillery
    3rd Inf Div
    WV PGR

  6. My sincere condolence to the family and friends of Army Veteran Dave Jones. Thank you sir for you service in Korea and for your continued support for the Veterans. Rest in Peace..

    Dave Shaffer

    WVPGR Ride captain

    Vietnam 1970/71
    1/327th. INF. 101st ABN.


  7. Randy and I send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this HERO during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in the many happy memories shared with your loved one, for memory is one thing that even death cannot destroy. May God hold you close and comfort you as only He can do.

    To you, our dear American Hero, we send our deepest gratitude for your service and sacrifice for our freedom. We know that FREEDOM is NEVER FREE but is preserved and protected by men and women like you who willingly answer our nation’s call to serve. May you now rest in peace, your service here is complete.

    Mrs. Pat Dawson
    State Captain
    WV Patriot Guard

  8. Sincere ccondollaces go out to David Jones family and friends. David was a true hero.
    He will be at a new address in heaven waiting for his loved one’s. Set your weapon down and take off your boots. Your mission is over. Gods, spread.

    Alan Sinnett
    Retired SSG U.S Army. Senior Ride Captian
    WV Patriot Gaurds

  9. Mission Complete.
    Today eleven members of the Patriot Guard gathered to Honor and show respect to Army Veteran David A Jones.
    We established our flag line at the front doors of Casdorph Curry funeral home St Albans. We were thanked by everyone that passed through to pay their respects to Dave.
    His daughter came out and thanked each one individually and shook our hands. At the beginning of the service, we one by one made our way to the front and rendered a final salute to Dave.
    I made the presentation of the condolence book and plaque to Dave’s daughter she again thanked us for being there.
    After that we gathered outside and I called the mission, there was no escort for us to do today.
    I want to thank the Staff at Casdorph Curry funeral home for their help today, they were very nice to help us and work with us.
    I want to than the PGR Members, Ed Hicks from Ky. Mr and Mrs. Pat from Hinton, new member Tom Johnson and Alan Sinnett and Carl from the Parkersburg area. Ed and Alford and Jim and Jeanne. Thanks to all for their help and support on this mission.
    Rest in Peace Dave, thank you for your service in the US Army.
    RCIC Dave Shaffer

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