Richard Wayne Rick Jones, Jr., 59, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Stormont-Vail Hospital due to brain cancer. He was born on November 5, 1953 in Cherry Point, North Carolina, the son of Richard Sr. and Mabel Jiggs Jones. Rick worked in research and development with pet food for Hills Pet Nutrition. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Rick married Becky Ann Carr on November 19, 1983. She survives. He is also survived by a son, Wayne of Columbia, MO, a brother, Robert Sr. (Marcia), Mother-in-law, Hazel Carr, Blaine, MN, three brothers-in-law, Harold Carr, Jr. (June), North Branch, MN, Raleigh Carr, Pensacola, FL, James Carr (Linda), Sauk Rapids, MN, two uncles, two aunts, several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and hundreds of wonderful friends all over the country. A memorial ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 30, at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts in his name to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st St., Topeka, KS 66604. Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel is assisting with arrangements. To read the full obituary and leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Nov. 26, 2012