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Joseph Marlin Jones died on September 11, 2013 as a result of accumulated gross injuries sustained when he was shot in the back while trying to walk away from a verbal confrontation on his property in Creswell on December 23, 1998. Joe was born on July 16, 1960 in Yreka, CA, and was adopted by Marlin A. and Floy (Berry) Jones at the age of 6. He grew up in Mapleton, OR and graduated from Mapleton High School in 1978. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1978-1981. He married Janielle R. Van Cleave in Florence, OR on March 7, 1982. Joe worked for Kinney Shoes, Bohemia Lumber Company-Coburg Mill, and several excavation companies in the Eugene-Springfield area. Joe enjoyed playing basketball, hunting, and working on his property with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Janielle; son, Jason, attending USU in Besthesda, MD; daughter, Julia, attending OSU in Corvallis; sisters, Evelyn Young and Barbara Beckner of Salem; Betty Lowder of Mapleton; Marilyn Beydler of Klamath Falls; Renee Lichtenhahn of Kenmare, ND; Joanna Meyer, Angel McInerny and Leslie Foster of Portland; brothers, Ivan Beydler of Portland and Gary Montgomery of Norway; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Floy Jones of Mapleton; father-in-law, Emmett Van Cleave of Florence; and brother, Grant Sexton of Mapleton.

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