John Milton Jory Jr.,

Published 5:18 pm Saturday, September 26, 2015

John Milton Jory Jr., 82, passed away Sept. 26, 2015.

He was born in Fredericksburg, the son of the late Josephine G. and John M. Jory Sr. He was predeceased by his brother, Gordon Jory.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He later went on to work and retired after 36 years as a construction supervisor from Newport News Shipbuilding.

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John was a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Magnolia Ruritan Club, Post 57 of the American Legion, The Progressive Club of Newport News Shipbuilding, The Progressive Club of Suffolk, The Travelers Protective Association of America, Marshall Hunt Club and the Hardees Breakfast Club.

He was an avid NASCAR and N.Y. Yankees fan and loved “his” Bears.

Jory is survived by his children, Michael Jory, Theresa Stephenson (Joseph), Cindy King, John Jory III and Brian Jory; grandchildren, Adam and Aaron King, Joe Stephenson IV, Tanya Jackson, and Connie Webb; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Jo Rees (Les), and Nancy Schreyer; brother, Harrell Jory (Rose); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Michael Harrington officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may join the family Tuesday night for a visitation at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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