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Michael Ray Jones   I am a Veteran.
February 9, 1954  -  April 25, 2017


Memorial services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel for Michael Ray Jones of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Mr. Jones, 63, passed away on April 25, 2017 at his home.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Michael was born on February 9, 1954 in Odessa, TX; the son of Henry Ray and Joyce Yvonne (Gibson) Jones.

After graduating from Artesia High School in 1972, he worked locally for a few years before enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in 1976. He served in the Coast Guard for 4 years, earning the Good Conduct and Expert Rifle Medals along with Pistol Marksmanship and Guard Unit Commendation ribbons.

After the Coast Guard, he was employed at Agave Energy in various positions and ultimately as a Plant Operator.

Michael was a member of the Elks Lodge in Carlsbad, the NRA, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Michael was an avid gun collector, hunter and fisherman as well as a die hard Dallas Cowboys and Artesia Bulldogs fan.

He was preceded in death by his sister Terri Steggs.

Survivors include his parents Henry and Joyce Jones of Artesia, NM; daughters Stephanie Jones-Hall of Carlsbad and Denise Jones-Horn of Artesia; step-children Kathy McCombs and John Pinson both of Artesia; brother Kelly Jones of McKinney, TX; grandchildren Alyssa Horn, Victoria Hall, Caleb Horn and Sydney Hall.

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