Raymond Dean Jones, 75, of Cadiz, died Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz after a fight with cancer. He was born January 19, 1934 in Unionvale, Ohio, a son of the late Bruce and Estella Coffman Jones.
Raymond was the former Mayor of the Village of Cadiz and was an active member and Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz. He retired from the Columbia Gas Company. He was very active with Boy Scouts of America, having served as the Cadiz Cub Master and Scout Master for many years and he received the Silver Beaver Award, scoutingâ€™s highest volunteer award. In the Cadiz area, he was Santa Claus and later, Santaâ€™s Helper for many years. He was a member of the Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department and was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Harrison Lodge 219, F. & A.M., and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville. The man never met a stranger. He will be sadly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Jones; and two sisters, Evelyn Crupe and Hilda Hunt.
Surviving are his wife of fifty three years, Beverly Arnold Jones, two sons, Robert Dean and Raymond Kevin, both of Cadiz; five grandchildren, Abby Lynne Roberts, Brandon Kevin Jones, Brooklyn Elizabeth Jones, Jade Nickale Jones, and Ryan Dean Jones; two great grandchildren, Nash Anthony Roberts and Braden Michael Jones; three brothers, Roy Jones of Cadiz, Charles Jones of Texas and Keith Jones of Adena.
Friends may call Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 at the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, 154 West Market St., Cadiz, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. R.J. Leek officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz at the above address.
Arrangements are by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.
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