Ernest Richard (Rich) Jones

Ernest Richard Jones (Rich) Ernest Richard Jones (Rich), 80, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in the presence of his family. Rich was born on July 22, 1932 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Ernest Ronald Jones and Grace Philpot. Rich is survived by his wife Helen, of 58 years; daughter Karen Ellis (DeWayne), sons Richard (Sue) Jones and Rod Jones; grandchildren Nicholas Mclean, Lonnie Ellis, Amber Bezerra, Clint (Jaclyn) Jones, Stephanie (Jason) Edwards, Kristen (Ryan) Sanchez, Ashley (Ken) Maxell and Billy (Amanda) Forkey; great-grandchildren Preslie Jones, Peyton Edwards and twins Landon and Quintin Sanchez. He is also survived by his sister Edith Urban. Rich was a retired vocational teacher and diesel mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and the members of his church. He helped to build the Tulare Evangelical Free Church with his son and friends. He was an avid bowler in his younger years and was always on a bowling team. He loved watching sports and especially loved the Lakers, Dodgers and Rams. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Tulare EV Free Church, 2100 E Cross, Tulare. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tulare EV Free Church.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on June 22, 2013