Gainesville - Raymond Jones 89, passed away November 13, 2012 at Parkland Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Alachua, (Bland) Florida. After high school graduation he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged after twenty years of service.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Leatha Jones, Alexandria, VA; two sisters, Elois West, Sarasota, FL., Vivalora Duncan, High Springs, FL.; two brothers, Earl Jones, Lake Butler, FL., Arthur Jones, Archer, FL; three God-daughters, Lisa Wallace, Sherry L. Reed and Gail Nelson all of Alexandria. VA Memorial Services for Mr. Jones will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Chestnut Memorial Chapel with Rev. Byron Williams officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of Chestnut Funeral Home, 18 N.W. 8th Ave., Gainesville, Florida. Family members are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday at 3:15 p.m.

A Chestnut Service

Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012