JONES, Jr., Roger Paddison "RP", It is with great sorrow the family of Roger Paddison "RP" Jones Jr. announces his unexpected passing in Glendale, Arizona the morning of Monday, January 20, 2014. RP was born in Louisville, KY, September 7, 1953 to the Rev. Roger Paddison and Edna Pauline Jones, both deceased. He graduated from Glendale High School, Glendale, AZ, in 1972 and Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, AZ in 1976 where he achieved a B.A. in Business. While RP never married, he had a large family who loved him very much. He is survived by his sisters Charlene (Wilton) Abel of Union County, NC, Cyndy (Scott) Stanley, of Sebring, FL, and Jeannie (late Clay) Wright of Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Kimberlee (James) Dion, Rebekah (Rick) Kogelschatz, Adam Greene, Melinda (Trace) Woodbury, Briana (Josiah) Stanley Rosmarin, and Natalia Stanley along with three great nephews and five great nieces. RP was predeceased by his nephew Paul Abel. RP was in his early 20's when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He battled the effects of the disease without complaint. In spite of the ongoing struggles of schizophrenia RP was a gentle, kind, compassionate and generous friend to all especially those that were afflicted with mental illness. He will be remembered as an intelligent, discerning man with a bright, dry wit and a caring heart. The family will receive relatives and friends at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2:00 PM . A funeral service officiated by Rev. Steve Trinkle will follow at 3:00 PM. Interment in Pinecrest Cemetery immediately after the service. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com
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Morris Funeral Chapel
307 S. Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870
Published in TBO.com on Jan. 28, 2014