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JONES, Phil born September 28, 1951 to Eric and Joyce Jones in Southend-On-Sea Essex England. Phil leaves behind his wife Gretchen Jones of Lancaster, Calif; father Eric Jones of Folkstone England; sister Jennifer Keith; sons Sean Matthews (Tracy) of Southend-On-Sea England, John Jones (Delilah) of Lancaster, Calif; and Wes Jones (Rachelle) of Valencia, Calif; step-son Buddy Pulido (Rebecca) of Phoenix, Ariz. and step-daughter Vanessa Pulido of Lancaster, Calif. As well as grandchildren Peyton, Travis, and Dani Rae Jones, also numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews from England, Australia and Canada. Phil immigrated to Southern California in 1978 sight unseen with his wife (Shirley) and children. Phil started his career as a carpenter's apprentice in England and brought his talent to the US whereby he perfected his skills to become a finished carpenter. Soon Phil became well known in his trade with Phil Jones Finish Carpentry and AV Custom Closets. Into the 1980's Phil traded his tools to become a correctional officer in Lancaster, Calif. Phil retired as a correctional officer in 2012 to his home in Lake Isabella where he continued to enjoy his water sports. It was no secret that Phil worked tirelessly to perfect whatever he put his hands to. Phil passed of cancer, Friday February 19, 2016. We will truly miss you! You were one of a kind. A memorial service will be held March 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Antelope Valley Church, 3830 West Ave L-8, Lancaster, Calif, 93536. We invite you all to attend and celebrate Phil's life with his family and friends.

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