Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Raymond V. Jones, passed away peacefully and in the Lord’s care, October 6, 2015. He was born November 21, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri to Hoolie & Fern (Wilson) Jones/Sengstake. Ray graduated from Paseo High School in 1951. Ray served in the US Navy during the Korean War, 1952-53, decorated with 4 ribbons, 3 engagement stars, the Korean War Commemorative Medal, and Korean War emblem. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 2. Ray worked for Reeves Wiedeman Plumbing and Heating Company, retiring after 30 years. He didn’t like being retired and began working part-time for American Pipe and Supply Company for 14 years, until they closed in 2010. He was a generous man and great provider for his family.
Ray became a Christian in 1957 and was proud to be a Christian and gave a helping hand where ever needed. He was an active member of the former Ruskin Heights Baptist Church for 42 years, active teaching the boy’s Sunday school class, and serving as a Deacon and usher. Ray and wife, Katheryn “Kay” joined Grace Point Baptist Church in 2004, then moved to Raymore, MO and joined the First Baptist Church of Raymore, MO in 2015.
Survivors include wife of over 54 years, Katheryn “Kay” (Smith) Jones; daughter, Army LTC (Ret) Stacia Spridgen and husband, CSM (Ret) Mike Spridgen; son, Jeff Jones; two grandchildren, Riley & Bridget Jones, who he loved with all of his heart; 3 step-grandchildren: Chris, Niquie, and Clayton; brother, Frank and wife, Elaine Jones; sister-in-law, Joyce and Carl Smith; brother-in-law, Jim and Carol Smith; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Herb Sengstake.
In lieu of flowers, contribution to the First Baptist Church, Raymore, MO Memorial Fund; Grace Point Baptist Church Memorial Fund; or the Salvation Army, his favorite charity. We want to express sincere appreciation to the Sara Cannon Cancer Center staff at the Belton Regional Medical Center and Heartland Hospice services staff for their support and loving care.
Memorial service will be held on October 12, 2015 at 11:30 am, with visitation being from 10:00 – 11:30am at Longview Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO. Graveside service will follow at Longview Cemetery with military honors.