John “Leroy” Jones, 76, of Crossett, passed away on November 27, 2020, at his home.
He was born on August 21, 1944, in Strong to his parents, Royal S. Jones Sr. and Chlorene Calloway Jones.
He was a 1963 graduate of Crossett High School and a member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Jones worked for 35 years at Georgia Pacific in tissue converting and the storeroom. He worked there from the time the mill opened until his retirement.
Mr. Jones was a farmer who enjoyed growing vegetables and raising goats and chickens. He owned a few horses and a donkey and took great pride in riding in the rodeo parades with his grandchildren in his covered wagon. He also loved to fish, hunt, and work on his 1926 T-model truck.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Florence Evelyn Bowden, and one brother, Willie Joe Jones.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of eight years, Sandra Jones of Crossett; a daughter, Pam Foust of West Monroe, Louisiana; a stepdaughter, Belinda Holland and husband, Dennis, of Crossett; a stepson, Chris Lee and wife, Amy, of Bismark; a sister, Christelle Ricketts, of Crossett; a brother, Royal “R.S.” Jones, Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Crossett; along with two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 28 at 2 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett with Bro. Ricky Pack and Bro. Harold Cantley officiating, under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jerry White, Josh Smith, Henry Cantley, Shane Foust, David Jones, and Dennis Jones.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mr. Jones’ honor to Hope at Home.