Kenneth Lee “Red “Jones, age 82, of Pulaski, traveled home to be with his Heavenly Father, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at his home.
Born Jan. 15, 1931 in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Kenley Roby Jones and Lula Dalton Jones. His four sisters, Julia Morris, Nell Dalton, Carrie Jennelle, Phyllis Williams and three brothers, Boyd Jones, Coy Jones and Lon Jones, also preceded him in death.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW Post # 1184 where he served on the Honor Guard for 22 years. He was a retired ironworker of Local 697, Roanoke.
Mr. Jones was a dedicated member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Pulaski. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ann Spence Jones, of Pulaski; sons, Kenneth Jones Jr. and wife, Stephanie Jones, of Pulaski and Barry Jones, also of Pulaski; daughter, Sharon Farmer and husband, Brett Farmer, of Eggleston; six grandchildren, Brad Shelton, Kenny Jones, Brittney Jones, Brandon Farmer, Breanna Farmer and Makayla Spencer; one great-granddaughter, Madison Jones; sisters, Frances Parks, of Pulaski and Beulah “Boots” Kerr, of Pearisburg; brother, Ralph Jones, of Pulaski, and other nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, with Pastor Scott A. Robertson-Gouge officiating. Interment will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin, with military honors conducted by the Pulaski VFW Post 1184, Pulaski.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be sent to the VFW Post #1184, Pulaski or the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Jones family. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.