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Dr. Jones, past ADA vice president, dies

July 24, 2014

By Kelly Soderlund

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Dr. Jones
Madisonville, Kentucky—
Dr. Joseph W. Jones Jr., former ADA vice president, died July 14. He was 92.

Dr. Jones served as vice president on the ADA Board of Trustees from 1984-85. He also served as president of the Kentucky Dental Association, was a member of the KDA executive board and served as the state's first speaker of the house from 1979-82.

Dr. Jones, who was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, in 1922, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and received oral surgery training at Louisville General Hospital and the University of Alabama. He entered private practice as an oral surgeon in Madisonville in 1963.

Dr. Jones served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1952-54 and was a member of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry faculty from 1957-60.

He married his wife, Martha, in 1945 and they had two children: Cynthia Ann and Joe W. Wilson III. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Martha Jones at 1725 Hillcrest Drive E., Madisonville, KY 42431-2221.

Memorial contributions can be made in Dr. Jones' honor to the Mahr Cancer Center, Baptist Health, 900 Hospital Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431 or by calling 1-270-825-5800. Visit the Mahr Cancer Center website for more information.