James W. Jones was born July 4, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. There could be no birthdate more fitting than July 4 for this independent and entrepreneurial man. Our Dad, known as “Jimmie” as a boy, was born to James Tonn and Nellie Bly Tonn, in the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Jim died of natural causes in Billings, on February 26, 2014 with his children by his side. Until his final days, Jim had lived at home and was fully independent and active in his business and family affairs.Any donations in Jim’s memory can be made to St. Thomas Church, Family Services of Billings, or The Billings Clinic Foundation. Vigil services will be held at 7:00 P.M., Monday, March 3, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 4, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.