Born in Maine, his father’s ministry took him to Wales, New Zealand, Newfoundland and finally settling in Fulton, where he lived for over 60 years.
He retired from Sealright after more than 30 years. After retirement, he worked at Sanford and Burtis Fire Equipment.
He was a member of the Fulton Lions Club and Fulton Historical Society. He was also a member of Fulton First UMC.
He enjoyed woodworking and had a love of music that he had passed along to his children.
He was a World War II Pacific Theatre veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was predeceased by his wife, Natalie “Sis” Meagher Jones, who died in 1993.
He is survived by his companion, Carrie Palmer; five children, Megan (John) Galletta of Fulton, James (Cindy) Jones of Hastings, Sue (Edward) Kasperek of Fulton, Thomas (Jeri) Jones of Fulton and Julia (Paul) Hopman of Hannibal; nine grandchildren, Kate, Jen, Laura, Chris, Andy, Nick, Mo, Jim and Dan; great-granddaughter, Mylah; and great-grandson, Liam. A graveside service was held Friday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Contributions may be made to Fulton First United Methodist Church Music Memorial Fund, 1408 St. Rte. 176, Fulton, 13069.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc. was in care of arrangements.