Roy Jones, 81 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May, 18, 2022, at his home following a sudden illness.
Roy was born July 31, 1940, in Somerset, KY, and raised there. Amherst has been his home for over 70 years.
Roy was employed at Ford Motor Company in Lorain for twenty seven years, retiring from the Ford Motor Kentucky plant as an inspector after a total of thirty years before retiring. Roy proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a long and faithful member of Tower Boulevard Baptist Church in Lorain. Roy loved his roles as a husband, father and grandfather. His family, both immediate and extended, given to him by the Lord were his most prized possessions.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sally J. Jones (nee: Hammond); his son, David (Kathy) Jones of Elyria; and his treasured granddaughter, Victoria Jones.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ernest L. Jones in 2021, Rev. Ervin “Butch” Jones in 2020, and Larry Jones in 2002; as well as his infant sister, Joan Jones in 1937; and his parents Ervin C.and Eva Jones (nee: Burton).
Public visitation will be held Monday, May 23, 2022, 5 p.m.- 8p.m. at Hempel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Hempel Funeral Home. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com . Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
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