He was born in Carbon on May 28, 1920 to Roy Edward and Bertha Josephine White Jones. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1938. Following high school, he worked for Nehi Beverage Company until being drafted into the United States Army in 1941. He served in England during World War II being honorably discharged in 1945.
Mr. Jones married Margaret Anne Fisher on Nov. 4, 1944, and she preceded him in death in 2002. Upon his return from the military, he worked as a Prudential Insurance Agent in Brazil and Greencastle. He also worked as a Purchasing Agent for IBM in Greencastle and Boca Raton, Fla., until retiring in 1980.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 2 in Brazil, where he was active in the Color Guard, as well as a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1550 in Greencastle, where he served as Past Commander. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge 274 in Brazil, where he served as Past Worthy President in 1950. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 541 in Brazil, B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1077 in Greencastle and was active in Greencastle Little League Baseball from its inception until 1973.
Survivors include a son Wayne L. Jones of Greencastle; two daughters, Suzanne Osborn and husband Carl of Danville and Josephine J. Jones of Osgood; grandchildren Meghan Fox and husband Eric, Jennifer Luczywo and husband Brian, Lora Stouder and husband Andrew and Amy Martin; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Anne Jones; brothers Charles W. Jones and Richard M. Jones in infancy and Roy Jones Jr. in 1976; and son Norman P. Jones in 2007.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Andrew Stouder officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 and American Legion Post 2 as well as members of the United States Army.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hoosier Boy's State. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.