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