Raymond Charles "Ray" Jones

  • Born: November 20, 1928
  • Died: November 23, 2019
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Raymond C. Jones, 91, of Battle Creek died on November 23, 2019 at Countryside Senior Home.

He was born November 20, 1928, in Battle Creek to Abe and Mable (Decker) Jones. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1946 after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corp. He was stationed at Corpus Christi, TX, Pensacola, FL and Norfolk, VA, attaining the rank of Petty Officer 3rd class upon discharge, receiving the World War II victory medal. He worked at the VA Medical Center for 37 years, retiring from the Engineering Division as Carpenter Foreman.

On August 31, 1951 he married Marilyn E. Joy. She preceded him in death on May 23, 2010. Surviving are a son, Rick A. (Charlene) Jones of Grand Ledge, MI, a daughter, Rae Ann Jones of Battle Creek, grand children Katherine, Charles, Sofia and great grandson Nick. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Jones and an infant sister. His many interests included carpentry, gardening, camping and travel.

Ray's family will attend a private ceremony. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincere condolences to Rick and Charlene and family. Our prayers are with you.

Kevin and Linda Thom

Posted by Kevin and Linda Thom - Delta Township, MI - Friend   November 27, 2019

Rae, I'm thinking of you and know how much your loved your dad. I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by Vicki Kipp-Alkema - The Villages, FL   November 26, 2019

Rick and Rae Ann,

Our family has many good memories of our parents getting together for cards and occasionally camping together in Muskegon. Your family will be in our prayers.

Posted by Linda Reitz Evans - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   November 25, 2019