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Raymond K. Jones

Raymond K. Jones, 82, of Wilkes-Barre died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Hospice Community Care.

Born Jan. 3, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Raymond K. and Isabelle Adams Jones.

Ray attended Meyers High School.

An Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, he proudly served our country from 1952 to 1956.

Ray was employed by Frank Martz Coach Co., retiring in 1992, and later worked for White Transit until 2010.

He was a member of City Light Church in Wilkes-Barre, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1425 in Plymouth and the Notre Dame Club of Hanover Township.

A brother, John Jones, and sisters, Marjorie Davis, Ann Heig and Marylou Muth, preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, the former Shirley Morgan; daughters, Colleen Jones, Wilkes-Barre; and Darla and her husband, Daniel Carey, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Brian and his wife, Stephanie, New York; Scott Carey and his fiancee, Nancy, and her son, Xane, Tatamy; Christopher Carey, Philadelphia; and Kathleen Carey, Wilkes-Barre; a great-granddaughter, McKenna Carey, for whom he was a proud great-pop-pop; a brother, Walter (Butch) Jones, and sister, Ruth Jones, New Jersey; nieces, nephews, other family and friends, including a special little guy named Hayden who referred to him as his pop-pop.

A celebration of Ray's life will be led by Pastor Jacob Johnson at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to City Light Church, 282 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the , 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Ray's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 26, 2013
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