Mr. Ronnie Jones Mr. Ronald Douglas “Ronnie” Jones, also known as “Grandbuddy”, age 72, a resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 2nd at his home.
He was born to James Douglas and Marie Saxon Jones in Delta, Ohio, on January 10, 1942. He was a veteran of Vietnam War, serving in the Air Force, and was owner of Baker’s Saw Shop and Grocery, as well as a farmer. Mr. Jones was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, De Queen, and a member of the Volunteer Fire and Rescue in Lockesburg. He enjoyed being an airplane pilot, hunting, four wheeling, motorcycles, mudding, horse riding, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Jim Bellamy, and a sister-in-law, Brenda Proctor Baker.
He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Iona Baker Jones of Lockesburg, a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Mark Freeze of Lockesburg, two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Jennifer Jones of Lockesburg, Chad and Joyannah Jones of Traverse City, Michigan, seven grandchildren, Scott, and his wife, Karah Freeze of Lockesburg, Chance and his wife, Hallie Freeze of Idabel, OK, Jabin Freeze, Bailey Jones, Carly Jones all of Lockesburg, Javan Jones and Ruby Jones of Traverse City, MI, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Pam Jones of Russellville, KY, Terry and Debbie Jones of Covington, LA, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and John Reynolds of Noblesville, IN, and Jeannie and Ray Pellet of Paducah, KY, his in-laws, Eddie and LeaEta Polk, and Reece Baker all of Lockesburg, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ronnie Jones will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, De Queen, on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., with Jerry Brazeal and Bobby Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Belleville Cemetery, Lockesburg, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends at Chandler Funeral Home on Friday, July 4th from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M.