Riley Gene Jones, Sr.Mar 1st, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Riley Gene Jones, Sr., age 75, a retired U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician Chief and Correctional Officer, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Tallahassee.
Funeral Services will be at Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello Chapel, 485 East Dogwood Street, Monticello, (850-997-5612) on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Oakfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tallahassee Cancer Center, One Healing Place of Big Bend Hospice, 1723-1 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5428.
Jones was a native of Polk County before moving to Monticello in 1975. He was an avid fisherman, NASCAR-Jeff Gordon and Seminole fan. He served our country in the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer for 22 years and was of the Protestant faith.
Jones is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Caroline Brady Jones of Monticello; three daughters, Karen Jones (Johnny) Vinson and Kimberli Jones Eure of Monticello and Tamara LeAnn Whitaker (Reo) of Coco Beach; three grandchildren, Christopher Timms (Allison), Robert Slack (Rebekah) and Mitchell Eure; and one great grandchild, Cohen Scott Timms.
He was preceded in death by his son, Riley Gene Jones, Jr.; his parents, Edgar and Thelma Watson Jones; three brothers Edward, Lee and Hugh Jones; and one sister Mildred Jones Kennedy.