Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tommy Jones Dedicates Win to His Father

An emotional Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, SC, dedicated his victory in the DSD Samho Korea Cup International Open at Homeplus Asiad Bowling Center Friday to the memory of his father, who died five days earlier after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jones, a 13-time Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour title winner, was in Korea when he learned his father, 70-year-old Jack Allen Jones of Greenville, SC, had lost his struggle against cancer. 

After learning of his father’s death, Jones led a contingent of PBA stars into the
final rounds of the Korea Cup, qualifying fourth for the stepladder finals. He
defeated PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, NJ, 237-225, for the title after winning a three-player match with a 258 game against fellow PBA star Sean Rash of Montgomery, IL (224) and Japan PBA member Teruyuki Obara (203), followed by a 237-179 win over Korea’s Park Kyung Sin and a 258-234 victory over Korea’s Kang Sung Yu in the semifinal match.
The elder Jones was retired after a 37-year career with Duke Power Company. He is survived by his wife Linda, sister Jean (Joe) Solesbee, granddaughter Ella and other relatives. The family asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680. A memorial tribute to Jack Jones will be held at Tommy Jones’ home in Simpsonville on Sunday, Oct. 2. 

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