BENTONVILLE – Richard “Dick” L. Jones, 84, went home to be with his Lord on Monday evening February 12, 2018 at Heritage House of Connersville.
A son of the late Lowell Raymond and M. Elizabeth (Smith) Jones, Dick was born in Connersville, Indiana on December 27, 1933.
Dick was raised on a farm near Bentonville and was a graduate of Bentonville High School with the class of 1952 and Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture. He was a lifelong farmer and moved to Cambridge City following his retirement.
Dick received a honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps on May 27, 1956. He was a member of Gideon’s International and Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Dick enjoyed eating out, visiting with friends and playing euchre with his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Jane (Briley) Jones. They were married at the Connersville Baptist Temple on August 20, 1999; 3 daughters, Kathy Jones,
Diane (Robert) Trotter and Jennifer (Dale) McClung; 19 grandchildren; 13great grandchildren; 4 stepchildren, Jason Richardson, Lynn Simpson, Jennifer Ann (Doug) Anderson and Ryan Richardson; 1 sister, Carolyn Shedd
Dick was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia A. (Wilson) Jones on August 29, 1996; father on March 29, 1977; mother on October 9, 2009; 1 sister, Kathryn Lavonne Williams on August 2, 2014.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday February 17, 2018 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor John Stewart will officiate with Rev. Alan McCraine assisting. Burial with military honors will follow at the Bentonville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Friday February 16th.
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