Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Marvin “Jack” D. Jones

September 18, 1945 ~ February 20, 2020

Marvin D. “Jack” Jones, Oakland, MD, became the life of Heaven’s party on February 20, 2020. Born in Oak Hill, WV September 18,1945, he was transplanted to Mt. Lake Park, MD in 1947, and grew to be a Garrett County icon. Jack graduated from Southern High School where he played football and served on the student council.  After earning a degree from West Virginia University in 1967, Jack returned to the family business and worked side by side with his father until the mid-eighties, when he became the head haberdasher of Marvin’s Men’s Wear in Oakland.


Jack’s roots ran deep in the red clay courts of the Mt. Lake Park Tennis Club. His love of tennis sprouted from a seed that was planted at the age of eight as a ball boy at the Western Maryland Tennis Tournaments. As a teenager, he learned the art of clay court grooming, and mastered the game. After retiring from the clothing business, Jack turned play into work by becoming a USTA sanctioned instructor. He loved teaching and sharing his tennis skills with students of all ages and took great pride in maintaining the clay courts. When he wasn’t at the courts, Jack could be found causing a commotion and flirting with the girls at “Dottie’s Fountain Grill” at Englander’s. No matter where he went, everyone knew when Jack entered the room by the tenor of his voice and his exuberant laugh. He was the life of the party, always ready to entertain with a joke, a story, or a song and dance. He had a gift for making people smile. Jack’s kind-heart, friendly character will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. His legendary act will be hard to follow, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and West Virginia Mountaineers have lost an avid fan.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin R. and “Bootie” McGee Jones, Mt. Lake Park. He is survived by two sisters, Jill Jones Miller (Bob) of Ft. Pierce, FL (formerly Keyser, WV), and Jann Jones Dehus (Mike) of Coinjock, NC (formerly Oakland, MD), eight nephews, several great-nephews and nieces, and many special friends he considered family.


Mark Weeks

February 21, 2020, 9:58 pm

Could not have “nailed” this man’s life any better in this tribute!

He will be sadly, sadly missed.

Will truly miss saying “Hi-Jack” and watching him chuckle with his famous laugh, followed by “you better watch saying that in an airport” or driving by the courts at ANY hour for years and see “old faithful” out there grooming the clay.

Oakland MD HAS indeed lost an icon.

Sorry for the loss Jones family.

Ann and Jim

February 21, 2020, 11:56 pm

Jill and Bob,
We didn’t get to know Jack very well, but he was always so pleasant and seemed to enjoy being here at
SLCCV. He is now resting in peace, pain free. I will always remember the cute smile he had. Our prays are
With you and your family.

Joyce Cosgray-Vontz

February 22, 2020, 12:18 am

What a character and presence in any room. He won’t be soon forgotten! Not many can say that. Glad I got to personally know him!

Sorry for your loss.

Joyce and Frank Vontz


February 22, 2020, 12:38 am

Jack, I wish the past few years had been easier for you; In my heart, I know you’re at peace. I’ll always remember you ✝️♥️

Mike and Sue Burke

February 22, 2020, 12:44 am

Sorry for your loss Jill/Bob

Mark Jones

February 22, 2020, 12:48 am

I do remember his love of laugh! I see where I got my love of tennis from.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jan, Jill and the rest of the family.
Cousin Mark Jones and wife Michelle from Louisiana

Nancy Wolfe Fazenbaker

February 22, 2020, 1:13 am

Very sorry for your loss
He will be missed.

Debbie Wilson Foote

February 22, 2020, 1:27 am

My sincere condolences to your family. Your smiling face will be missed here at SLCCV. You certainly had a way to make us smile.

Paul & Punki Chorpenning

February 22, 2020, 1:30 am

So so sorry to hear about Jacks passing. We know he had a wonderful life and will remember him fondly. Our condolences and prayers are sent to his family.

Vaughn and Maria Phares

February 22, 2020, 1:40 am

Jill and Jann, you are so right he was always the life of the party. There was never a dull moment when Jack was around. Vaughn has so many fond memories from the times he spent with Jack. There are too many good memories to list now the one that he remembers the most is the battle between Jack and Marvin about Jack getting to work on time. It happened every day he was ever there. He will be missed!!!

Cheryl Connell

February 22, 2020, 12:53 pm

Jack I remember you with your contagious laugh always joking around and having fun.RIP you will be missed.

Don Sincell

February 22, 2020, 1:36 pm

Lots of great memories about Jack. We grew up about 100 yards from each other in MLP. He was about 7 years older than I, so I looked up to him when we were kids. Our moms were as close as sisters, so I spent a lot of time in Jack’s house. I remember playing army with him and my brothers; I remember watching with horror when he broke his femur in the Southern-Keyser football game, and then visiting him during his long, bed-fast recovery; I remember Jill’s big wedding reception when Jack and my dad served as bartenders, watching them see how far they could propel the champagne corks off their outside balcony at their house (and both of them consuming a bit more of their product than they probably should have); I remember my many trips to Marvin’s for clothing, and Jack always knew exactly what size and style I would like; I remember in later years playing a lot of tennis with Jack, Barry Snyder, and others; and like everyone else who knew Jack, I will always remember his sense of humor, his funny stories, and that great laugh. Rest in peace, my good friend. And save me a spot; I’ll be along later. Don

Diane Vernon & Can Burman

February 22, 2020, 7:58 pm

Jill & Bob So sorry for your loss.Jack was a fun person on the tennis glad we got to meet him.Stay Strong Love Diane & Dan

Joan McGee Michael

February 22, 2020, 11:57 pm

So very sorry to lose this long lost relative. I smiled reading the obit. He must have been a great, fun loving man and I’m sure he’ll be sorely missed.

Don Wilt

February 23, 2020, 3:02 pm

A good friend from way back. Thanks for the many poker games & the Autumn Glory parades on the balcony. RIP my friend.

Paul " Boston's Half Baked Bean" Warwick

February 23, 2020, 3:20 pm

I’m truly saddened to hear this. I would just hang out at the shop before heading to the radio station.

Gary Coddington

February 23, 2020, 8:47 pm

Condolences to family and friends,Rip Jack. A good man who will be missed by many

George White in Oakland

February 23, 2020, 9:09 pm

My condolences to the family of “Jack” who was a good friend and always full of life and fun to be around..may the good Lord be with you in this time of sorrow.

Greg Shockey

February 24, 2020, 1:25 pm

God rest his soul…a great person!

Ray Shipley

February 24, 2020, 1:42 pm

I fondly enjoyed playing tennis at Rawlings Racquet Club with my doubles partner Jack Jones. Later on I would run into Jack at Dottie’s when I was in Oakland. I am really sorry to hear he has left us.

Ray Shipley

Jannie Chapman

February 25, 2020, 6:30 pm

I remember Jack as the funny man who could make me laugh when I was in a bad mood. I will remember all the kind words he said about my grandma and who helped us when we needed it. Thoughts & prayers to his family. RIP Jack

David De Grafft

February 28, 2020, 12:23 am

It is with deep regret that I learned of Jack’s passing into life eternal.

I first met Jack when he was a teenager on crutches due to a football injury while playing Linebacker for the Southern Rams. This meeting evolved into a 59 year friendship.

Frequently visiting our home in Mountain Lake Park, Jack became like family. Of course, if anything was needed in men’s wear, it was off to Marvin’s. Whenever we arrived on the mountain top, Jack would arrange a match for us to play singles or doubles on the red clay.

Being acquainted with tennis at an early age as a ball boy with the Western Maryland Tennis Championships and later, working with Farmer Rathman maintaining the courts, Jack was an easy fit to become Chairman of the Physical Facilities Committee of the Mountain Lake Park Tennis Club, Inc. At one time, he served as its Treasurer also.

Last year on a warm mountain top afternoon, Jack and I , as frequently happened, were alone at the courts. Sitting on the bleachers, we remembered times past when we both worked the red clay courts, how the courts have changed with the years. characters and great players in the Western Maryland Championships, working clinics with youngsters and our many matches played together as opponents in singles and partners in doubles.

I thank God Jack no longer has to endure pain and suffering. Rest in peace my friend.

Wayne Bittner

February 18, 2021, 4:29 am

So sorry to hear the passing of Jack, Will be sadly missed. My condolence to the family. Rest in peace.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How can we help?

Our caring professionals are here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in immediate arrangements or pre-arrangements.

Recent Reviews

  • The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.

    Esposito and Keith Family

    Vero Beach
  • Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.

    M. Cross

    Vero Beach

Direct Cremation Fee Includes

  • Transportation from the place of death to our family owned crematory
  • Basic alternative cremation container
  • Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Cremation performed by our crematory professional
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the death certificate
  • Notifying social security administration
  • If veteran, filing for free US flag
  • Assisting with newspaper obituaries
  • Cremains are returned to you in a temporary container

Other Fees That May Apply

  • Medical Examiner (fees vary by county)
  • Transportation outside 35 miles
  • Death certificates (fees vary by county)
  • Newspaper Obituaries (fee charged by newspaper)
  • Keepsakes
  • Permanent Urn
  • Jewelry
Skip to content