Gordon Barnard Jones of Perry


Funeral services for Gordon Jones, 77, of Perry were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, with the family present to greet friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Gordon Bernard Jones, son off Orville Bernard Jones and Elva Belle Davis Jones, was born Oct. 14, 1942, on the family farm south of Dawson, Iowa, and died Nov. 14, 2019, at his home in Perry, Iowa.

Gordon attended rural school, Washington Township School and graduated from Central Dallas High School.

He was married to Carolyn Faux in 1972. Gordon and Carolyn were parents of one son, Anthony. Gordon later married Ruth Ann Cosner, and they were the parents of one son, Kenneth.

Some years passed when Gordon and his significant other, Katherine Moore, began their lives together in Perry.

Gordon owned and operated the Chocolate Shop in Perry, where he made many friends.

He enjoyed country music and woodworking, among other interests.

Gordon worked as a carpenter and later for Oscar Mayer, which later was owned by IBP and then Tyson at the time he retired. For those many years, he was the night maintenance man.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Elva; and his brothers, Keith Orville Jones and Dale Clell Jones.

He is survived by his sons, Anthony “Tony” Jones and his wife, Jo, of Grand Junction and Kenneth Jones and his wife, Jennifer Kempf, of Perry; grandchildren, Cole Jones of Dayton, Brayden Kempf-Jones of Perry and Tucker Kempf-Jones of Perry; sister, Flossie Morrell and her husband, Kenneth, of Adel; nephews, Steve Morrell and his wife, Jan, of Adel and Scott Morrell of Portland, Ore.; niece, Bonnie Orfield, Jefferson; other relatives and friends.

Memorials in Gordon’s name may be left or mailed to Hastings Funeral Home in Perry.


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