Richard M. Jones, 87, of 2656 Horton Road, Jamestown, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of the late Frank T. and Helga Carlson Jones Sr.
He was a 1944 graduate of Jamestown High School and the Dunwoody Baking Institute in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 194446 during World War II.
Before his retirement years, he was the owner and president of the family business, Jones Tasty Baking Inc. which served the Jamestown area for 96 years.
He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, the Jamestown Eagles Lodge, the Thule Lodge 127 VASA Order of America, Ingjald Lodge 65 Independent Order of the Vikings and a life member of the Ira Lou Spring Post 149 American Legion. He was also very active in local Masonic circles with memberships in Mt. Moriah Lodge 145 Free and Accepted Masons, Western Sun Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Dunkirk Commandery, Dunkirk Council Cryptic Masons, Kharram Grotto, St. Marks Conclave, Jamestown Consistory, Ismalia Shriners and the past Commander's Association. He also served as past commander of the Jamestown Commandery, and was honorable past high priest of the Western Sun Chapter, Royal Arch Masons 67 Jamestown, N.Y.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn Irwin, whom he married May 10, 1947; his five children: Candace (John) Schupp of Jamestown, Todd M. Jonsson of Brocton, N.Y., Kimball (Nancy) Jones of Charlotte, N.C., Robin (David) Conklin of Jamestown, Matthew Jones of Lockport, N.Y.; eight grandchildren: Anastasia and Nicholas Conklin of Jamestown, Erik Jonsson of Florida, Korrin Mundo of Sinclairville, N.Y., Brendon Jonsson of North Carolina, Steven Jonsson of Dunkirk, N.Y., Kimberly and Sean Jones of Jamestown; and six great grandchildren: Maxwell and Gabriella Knight, Cyrus and Sage Jones, Hugo and Mayte Mundo.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Frank Jones Jr., Floyd Jones and Gordon Jones; and two sisters: Alice Mackie and Eline Sanctuary.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bethel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alan Anderson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 58 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home where a Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge Funeral Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Lutheran Church, 904 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Richard at www.lindfuneralhome. com.