JONES, ELMER OTIS, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Kindred Hospital.
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He was born in Round Hill, KY, to Elmer Joab and Gracie (Hack) Jones.
Otis was a retired Millwright with 37 years service at International Harvester. He was one of the first to be hired at the plant. He was a member of Shively Heights Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran, having served with the Army Engineers, and was awarded 5 Bronze Stars.
Otis was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Norma (Likens) Jones; a son: Robert Jones, his parents, a brother: William Jones and a sister: Ethel Elmore.
Survivors include his children: Ronald Jones (Tammy) and Deborah Bartsch (Ed); six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two brothers, Bernie Ray Jones (Joyce), Bruce Jones and two sisters, Helen Johnson and Lucille Taylor.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be Thursday 2 - 8 PM and Friday 9 - 1 PM. Expressions: Donors
online condolences: owenfuneralhome.com "HE NEVER MET A STRANGER AND ANYONE THAT KNEW HIM WAS PROUD TO CALL HIM FRIEND. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL"
Owen Funeral Home
5317 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 3, 2013