Richard Eugene Jones, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away December 31, 2018. Richard was born April 4, 1930 in Hamilton, Kansas to Earl and Jessie (Moreland) Jones.
Richard was in the United States Marine Corps from 1951-1953. He worked for Southwestern Bell for over 42 years and enjoyed his retirement on the farm with his wife, horses, and cattle.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn, an infant son, Jeffery Earl Jones, daughter-in-law, Gayla Jones, his parents and brother, Waine Jones.
Those left to honor his memory include son Tom Jones of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, daughter Jane (Tim) Gaskell of Westby, Wisconsin, son Jon Jones of Pittsburg, Kansas, his grandchildren, great grandchildren, the R. W. Jones Family of Oklahoma, and other special family and friends. Richard loved music, horses, hard work and family. He was known to his grandchildren as Poppop.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 4th at 10:00 AM with a visitation beginning at 9:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Independence or the VFW. Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Tom, Jane, and Jon, you are in my thoughts. I am remembering all the great times with your Dad and your family.
Kelly RatliffLouisburg, KS
So very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I worked with him for many years in Independence. Condolences to the family.
Joyce BlakemoreBartlesville, OK
Tom, Jane and Jon
You are a part of our family as were your parents and we know your loss. Richard is with Marilyn and our Heavenly Father and we all take comfort from that. Love you all
Jim and Dorothy RatliffOgallala, NE
I am so sorry to learn of Richards passing. He was always such a pleasant guy, ready with a joke and always a smile. He will be missed by all who knew him. Please share Red Jones' condolences with the family. Kathy Hurst
Kathy HurstKingman, KS
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Brian SullivanOwensboro, KY
My love & prayers are with your family!!! Fly high my friend!!!
Flo HancockIndependence, KS
Tom, Jane, and Jon -
You are in our thoughts and prayers. So many wonderful memories of your dad during our visits to Independence. He will be missed......
Mike and Kelly
Mike and Kelly RatliffMcKinney, TX
A true and gentle giant. Rest in peace Richard. To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Linda ButtsPittsburg,, KS
RIP YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Sherry LarshIndependence, KS
Richard was a great friend and a really nice guy. He was fun- loving, out-going, and mischievous as they get!!! He will be missed by many. Love and prayers to his family and friends.
Linda ReedIndependence, KS
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lauri ZimmermanIndependence, KS
He is missed.
Joe CoxElk City, KS