BOSSIER CITY – A celebration of the life and home going of Vernon “Buddy” Jones, 76, will be at Airline Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013. Officiating will be Rev. Harrell Shelton and Rev. Chad Mills. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mooringsport, LA. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
Buddy was born September 17, 1937 to William J. Jones and Alma Barnes Jones and passed away December 17, 2013 after a long and courageous battle. He was a member and deacon emeritus of Airline Baptist Church. Buddy loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending “precious time” with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He always had a giving heart to those in need, was generous beyond measure and never met a stranger. Even after he became ill, he still participated in fun activities with friends and family, worked with his boys on their latest projects and attended church as long as he was physically able. Our hero has now gone to his new home and will be awaiting our arrival.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Stambaugh.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jo Veta Briery Jones; devoted, sons, Buck, Calvin and Buddy Jones, Jr. and their wives Donna, Gayla and Pam respectively. He is also survived by loving grandsons, Landon and wife Brandi, Dustin Jones, Clifton Young and wife Carlye; granddaughters, Maegan Young, Katie and Kellie Jones, Kristen Brezina and husband Logan and great grandsons, Cason and Cross Jones and Cayden Young; brothers, Willie Ray and Tommy Lee Jones and their wives and a number of nieces and nephews.
Honoring Buddy as pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
If you desire to make a memorial contribution, the family requests you make it to someone you may know in need.