Mike Jones. Photo courtesy of the Jones family.

Michael “Mike” Lee Jones, retired chief of police for the Virginia Tech Police Department, passed away on Nov. 1. 

Jones was born on Jan. 3, 1947, to Betty Lou Lawrence Jones and Thomas L. Jones in Pearisburg, Virginia. 

He served in the Virginia Tech Police Department until his retirement in 2000.

A family man, Jones was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. And he was a friend to all. 

Jones is survived by his mother; wife, Sue Hollaway Jones; son, Shane Jones and wife, Katrina; grandson, Sean Anthony Bishop; brothers and sisters Marshall and Pat Jones, Larry and Connie Jones, Jane and Bill Kersey, Tommie and Tony Noble, Rick and Sharon Jones, Tim Jones, and Missy Evans; brother-in-law, Steve Baker; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

Jones is preceded in death by his father and sister, Sherry Jones Baker.

Jones’ full obituary is available online.

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