Royal Reece Jones

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Royal Reece Jones, 81, of Ormond Beach, Florida died June 7, 2014 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. Born December 29, 1932 in Armathwaite, Tennessee, to Roy L. Jones and Stella Marie (Terry) Jones, Royal grew up with his parents and nine siblings in Fentress County Tennessee. He attended Alvin C. York High School before serving in the U.S. Army in Alaska during the Korean Conflict. June 24, 1955 Royal married his high school sweetheart, Joyce King in Muncie, Indiana. They lived happily together for 55 years, raising three children in Ohio, Alabama, and Florida. Royal's life revolved around the love of and dedication to his large family, his career as an entrepreneur, inventor, and innovator, and an unending generosity toward others. His work in the rendering industry allowed him extensive travels across America and to various international locations, including Russia, Central America and China. His life as a business owner was a source of much enjoyment for him. He continued actively working throughout his life. A most generous person, Royal was always concerned about those around him, whether family members or acquaintances. After hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras in 1998, he and Joyce spearheaded a large relief effort to aid those affected. Royal's life touched many people. Royal is survived by; his three children, Natalie Jones White (Darrell), Sylvia Marie Jones, and Timothy Royal Jones (Tisha); grandchildren, Monica Winegarden (Andy), Amy Powers, Nickolas Powers, Dustin White (Keri), Logan White, Miranda Jones, Rachel Jones, Anna Jones, and Christina Jones; and a great-grandchild, Malia McNally. He is also survived by his siblings, Betty Reagan, Roger Jones, Fred Jones, and Darlene Gentry. He was predeceased by; his wife, Joyce King Jones, and his siblings, Ralph Jones, Wanda Jones, Reed Jones, Rudy Jones, and Ronnie Jones. Visitation and viewing will be held on Friday, June 13th from 6-8 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home, 733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. On Saturday, June 14th at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, there will be a viewing from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Royal's memory to Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association, 3601 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell, Florida 32110, Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.


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Lohman Funeral Home Ormond
733 W Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 673-1100
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 11, 2014
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