Abie Jones, 80, of Connersville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home, surrounded by the love and comfort of his wife, children, and family.
He was born October 5, 1940 in Manchester, Kentucky, the eldest of six children of A.B. and Pearl Bowling Jones. He then moved to Fayette County with his family as a child.
On June 10, 1961, he was married to Katy Fisher, and they renewed their vows at St. Gabriel Church on their 25th wedding anniversary in 1986. Mrs. Jones survives.
He was employed at D&M in 1964 and continued there in shipping and receiving until D&M closed in 1994. He went on to work in Richmond until his retirement in 2004.
He was a member of St. Gabriel Church and the Moose Lodge.
Abie enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and times in the country with his family horseback riding.
His favorite leisure activity was horseback riding with his great-granddaughter, Audri.
He loved Sunday football and spending time with his best friend and wife, Katy.
He was a man that loved and valued family deeply. A daddy to more than his own children, he was the patriarch, guider, and center of our family. He loved to play jokes, especially on his wife. He loved to laugh.
Survivors, besides his wife, include five children: Angela (Rachel) Sanders-Jones of Wheatland, California, Jennifer Jones, Andrea (Perry) Glisson, Abbey (Billy) Pope, and John David (Angie) Jones, all of Connersville; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Josie (Buzz) Wonderling, Judy (Tony) Nicholson, Carolyn Harrison, all of Connersville, and Trish (Bob) Miller of Greenfield, Indiana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Gay; a great-granddaughter, Marley; and two brothers-in-law, Clarence Putman and Burnard Harrison.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.