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Legendary Alabama Football Fan Has Passed Away

alabama football runs onto the field before the national championship.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: The Alabama Crimson Tide take the field prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Alabama football fan base lost another valued member this weekend. Al Jones, a former Air Force pilot and member of the historic Iron Bowl Perfect Attendance Club, has passed away at the age of 93.

According to Saturday Down South, Jones was the final living member of the exclusive club. His streak was reportedly snapped this past year.

The Iron Bowl between the Auburn and Alabama football teams has been an annual rivalry game since 1948. A group of fans who attended every single edition of the rivalry were known as the Iron Bowl Perfect Attendance Club.

The group was formally recognized for their accomplishment by Alabama in 2014.

Per his obituary, Jones leaves behind four children, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Jones attended the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama, earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 1950. He continued working with planes after the end of his time in the Air Force.

Jones' passing marks a very sad end to the month of June among Alabama fans. Earlier this month, 36-year-old Alabama superfan Walt Gary passed away.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Jones' family and loved ones.