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Obituaries

  • Celebration of Life will be held April 11.

    Celebration of Life will be held April 11.

Richard A. Jones, 73

March 21, 2015

Celebration of Life will be held April 11.

Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held April 11.

Richard Arnold Jones, 73, of Engle­wood, Fla., passed away on Sat­ur­day, March 21, 2015.

Born Jan. 25, 1942, in Streator, Ill., to Ralph and Elva (Sprague) Jones, Mr. Jones moved to Florida 33 years ago from Brad­ford, Ill.. He worked in sales and ser­vice for Ameri­gas in Port Char­lotte for 18 years.

He enjoyed boat­ing, fish­ing and tinkering.

Sur­vivors include his wife of 56 years, Joyce; two sons, Gre­gory (Michelle) Jones of Braden­ton, Fla., AND Jeremy Jones of Tal­la­has­see, Fla.; a brother, Ralph Jones, JR of Green­field, Ill.; six grand­chil­dren and three great-grandchildren.

The fam­ily will hold a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life at their home on from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat­ur­day, April 11. For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the fam­ily at (941) 475‑2830.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily requests con­tri­bu­tions be made in his mem­ory to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sara­sota, FL 34238.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments.  You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com