Charles Richard (Ricky) Jones, age 45 of Mt. Olivet Community in Pulaski, died early Tuesday March 16, 2010 in Pulaski Community Hospital. He was born November 29, 1964 in Pulaski, and was the son of Dorothy Harrell Jones and the late Franklin Duane Jones, Sr. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, and was known to many in the community for his farming. Ricky was also a former manager of the Virginia Feed Store in Pulaski, and a former manager of the Old Wytheville Livestock Market. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother Franklin Duane (F.D.) Jones, Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years; Amy Sanchez Jones of Pulaski: two sons; Glendon Jones and Matt Jones of Pulaski: a “son” Doug Shelton of Pulaski: a sister; Deborah Jones Thomas and her husband Richard of Pulaski: mother-in-law; Dot Sanchez of Fairlawn. Also survived by a niece, Amanda T. Matney of Moneta, a nephew, Duane Thomas of Pulaski, and a great nephew, Camden Matney of Moneta, along with many special friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Judy Yonce and the Rev. Kelly Howlett officiating. Interment will follow in Hufford Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday at Seagle Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make memorial contributions in Ricky’s memory to the Pulaski County High School F.F.A., Pulaski County High School, or to any local farming charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.