David Burch Jones

David Burch Jones, well known to his many friends as DJ, joined us in our lives on June 21, 1988, and went home to Heaven to be with his grandparents and God on Nov. 9, 2012.

He was a lifelong resident of Niceville, Miramar Beach and Okaloosa Island, Fla. An avid fisherman, paddle boarder and surfer, he loved the waters of the gulf, the bay and the sound. He felt deeply honored to work with the Amvets at Post 78 in Valparaiso, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Gerald B. and Mary E. Gill of Valparaiso, and Dr. Herman D. and June K. Jones of Atlanta, Ga.

He is survived by his parents, Sharon and Doug Jones, of Niceville.

Everyone who ever knew him will miss his warm smile, his generous heart and his loving soul.

A celebration of the happiness he gave us will be conducted at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home, 2201 Partin Drive in Niceville. A reception will be held from 3:45-7 p.m. at the Tradewinds Restaurant in Valpraiso.

In lieu of flowers, we believe DJ would have wanted his friends to make a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Rest well, Davey. We love you and we miss you so very much.