Reuben Louis Jones


Reuben Louis Jones was born on Dec. 23, 1936, to the union of Ralph W. Jones and Bessie Love Jones in Rockford, Alabama.
Reuben was a U.S. Army veteran, General Motors retiree, a 32nd degree Mason, director of Family Service Society, Inc., Little League Manager of the Year, Marion NAACP Community Recognition, United Way of Grant County, General Motors Award for Excellence, UAW Recognition of Service to Local 977, trustee at Second Missionary Baptist Church and numerous other awards and recognition for his dedication and service.
Reuben loved gardening, travel, manicuring his lawn, watching baseball and college basketball. Many will remember him for his sense of humor and sometimes obnoxious antics as he attempted to bond and make connections with family and friends.
Reuben Louis Jones was called to rest on May 31, 2019, and leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Dorothy; his four daughters, Debbie Goodwin (Nick) of Noblesville, Ann Black (Kevin) of Marion, Donna Armstrong (James) of Muncie, and Rachel (Rosendo) of Omaha, Nebraska; his four bonus children, Ben Blythers of Muncie, Evonne Blythers-Lapsey (Oscar), Terri Gordon and David Blythers (Kim), all of Atlanta, Georgia; his sister, Oma Ruth (Thomas) of Dunkirk; grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Reuben was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers, Calvin, William, John; sisters, Ollie, Mary; and daughter, Beth Blythers.
Service will be held noon Friday at Second Baptist Church, 230 W. 14th St., with visitation 10 a.m. to noon prior to service.
Published on June 4, 2019
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