G. Eric Jones, 80, a retired educator and administrator with the Seventh-day Adventist Church here and in Canada, died of leukemia Sunday at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.
He had lived in Takoma Park since 1965. At the time of his death, he was serving as eastern division director of public relations and development for Loma Linda University in Riverside, Calif., and was an associate director of the Potomac conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Jones began his career with the church in 1920 when he went to India as a missionary and teacher. He subsequently taught at church-affiliated colleges in Takoma Park and in Massachusetts.
The then served as administrator of the church in Canada and in New York, before retiring in 1965.
The Dean Eric Jones Chapel at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park and the G. Eric Jones Library at Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Pa., were named in his honor.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle E., of the home; three sons, D. Lorne of Walla Walla, Wash., Gerry E. of Hinsdale, Ill., and Eric Jr. of the home in Takoma Park; a brother, Dr. Donald B. Jones, also of Takoma Park; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the "Voice of Prophecy" Radio Broadcast, Box 55, Los Angeles, Calif.