Courtland Joshua Jones
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Courtland Joshua Jones
  • April 17, 1918 - March 29, 2017
  • Arlington, Virginia

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Courtland J. Jones, born April 17, 1918, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated from Lynchburg College. After college he enrolled in George Washington University Law School while working at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the start of World War II he was appointed as a Special Agent by J. Edgar Hoover. He served the FBI in South Dakota where he met his wife, Janice Brookman, who was also working for the FBI. He retired after 34 years (1940-1974) as the Security Coordinating Supervisor of the Washington Field Office. He was respected throughout the FBI and worked during the time of high profile espionage, anti-war demonstrations, and civil rights cases. He served the FBI in South Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Washington, DC. He was the first of eleven in his family to work for the FBI. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janice, and wife Margaret, and survived by his three children, Brenda Vieregg (Arthur); Courtland C. Jones (Nancy); Barbara Gross (David); six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He had a love of the Outer Banks, and exercising from age 86 to 98 with his personal trainer.

Services will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, April 5 at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd. Arlington, VA. Interment will be at 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 6 at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Hwy., Falls Church. Those attending will meet at Murphy's Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church at 11:30am to proceed to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.