Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, September 10, at Woodbine Cemetery for Henry Ray Jones of Artesia, N.M.
Mr. Jones, 85, died on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at his home.
Lee Roy Howard will officiate at the services. Honorary pallbearers will be his Senior Golf friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born on May 27, 1933 in Bisbee, Arizona; the son of Bill Jones and Lola Shields Jones.
On August 10, 1953 he was married to Joyce Gibson in Carlsbad, N.M. He was a long time resident of Artesia. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a pipeline supervisor for the gas company. He was a long time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Zona Hazle, son Michael Jones, and daughter Terri Steggs.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Jones of Artesia; son Kelly Jones and wife Kimberley of McKinney, Texas; brothers Dolph Jones of Artesia, Floyd Jones of Spokane, Washington, and Robert Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister Melissa Jones of Las Vegas; grandchildren Kathy McCombs and husband Tom, John Pinson and wife Julie, Stephanie Murray and husband Paul, Denise Horn, Britt Steggs, Kelsey Jones, and Jackson Jones; great-grandchildren Mattie McCombs, Brady McCombs, Zack Pinson, Alyssa Horn, Caleb Horn, Victoria Hall and Sydney Hall.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice
Grandpa uou will be truely missed!! I love you so much!!
Denise Jones-HornArtesia, NM
Old times and friends are not forgotten. Prayers for all.
Ora Lee CoorCarlsbad, NM
I am deeply honored and blessed to have known him. He always make me laugh and make me feel right at home. Thank you. He was blessing in my life, and I will forever carry him in my heart. I love you all. Accept my condolences.
Scott SteggsFort Worth, TX
I love you Grandpa
Stephanie MurrayCarlsbad, NM
I am so sorry to hear of Rays passing, God bless you and your family.
Gail NorthcuttArtesia, NM
You were like a grandfather to me when I was growing up. I remember when you would pick me up from the bus stop and walk me to your house until my mom would pick me up. Then Mrs. Jones would give me a snack and I would sit and hang out with you. You will truly have a special place in my heart and you will be missed....until we meet again.
Sheila Tunderman-SanchezEl Paso, TX
Dear Joyce & Family
We are so deeply sorry to hear of Rays passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Sincerely Tony & Loretta Hall
Lorettaj HallARTESIA, NM
Ray was my supervisor for almost 20 years. And since then I've had several more, but I can honestly say Ray was the best ever!! Lots of people"talk the talk" but very few "walk the walk" too. Ray was one of the few....he did both. In his professional career and in his personal life. I am a better person for working with and knowing Ray Jones. He will be missed terribly. Sincere condolences to Joyce and Kelly and family.
Deb Craftartesia, NM
Sending our prayers and love!!
Matthew SanchezCelina, TX