Ronnie Jones, 73, of Sheldon, MO peacefully passed away at his home in rural Sheldon on Friday, May 17, 2013 following a lengthy illness. Ronnie was born on August 7, 1939 to Norman Jones and Mary Helen (Pence) Jones. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1956. He married Joann Brown on January 26, 1957; sharing life’s joys, and sorrows for 56 years. This union was blessed with three sons. He was a devoted husband and father.
Ronnie owned Jones Twine and Boots in Sheldon. He had also worked for Davison Shoes in Nevada for many years in the 1960’s and 70’s. He was an active member and deacon at the First Baptist Church in Lamar, MO. He will be remembered for being a good salesman and his ability to lighten up the room with his sense of humor. He loved to give to others. He enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several bridge clubs.
Survivors include his wife, Joann, two sons, Jimmie Allen Jones, Dustin Lynn Jones and his wife, Bobbie; five grandchildren, Brandon Jones and his wife, Lindsey, Anthony Jones and his wife, Amber, Zachary Jones and his wife, Misty, Tiffany Jones, and Serenity Wolfe; Seven great grandchildren, Emma, Adelynn, Ayden, Kegan, Myah, Brody, and Brielle; and, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Travis Lynn Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Lamar with Dr. Robb Hobson officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Friends may call from now until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the building fund at the Lamar First Baptist Church 1301 E. 6th Lamar, MO 64759 in c/o Ferry Funeral Home 301 S. Washington Nevada, MO 64772.
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