Gary Ray Jones, 76, of Carthage, passed away Thursday November 28, 2019 at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born October 4, 1943, son of the late Raymond and Glennis (Evans) Jones. He was a lifetime area resident and an employee of Dyno-Nobel (Hercules) for 43 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Alba, Missouri. Following retirement he had a small mowing service which he enjoyed so much. Fishing and hunting were his passion along with his beloved family and dear friends.
Gary was united in marriage to Gayle Fronczak in Carthage on July 5, 1963, she survives.
Gary is survived by two sons Tom R. Jones of Webb City and Curtis L. Jones of Carthage; two sisters Judy Moore, and Janey (Dan) Edwards, Carthage; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by one granddaughter and two sisters.
A celebration of life will be held from noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday December 15, 2019 at the Carthage Memorial Hall. Contributions can be made to Avalon Hospice in care of Ulmer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.