Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, with the Rev. Rick McCombs officiating, for former Clayton resident Roscoe W. Jones, 85, who passed away on Oct. 21.
Born in 1925 in Lexington, Neb., he attended school in Clayton before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a longtime employee at Kaiser-Mead, working as a rodding room operator. He was currently living in Spokane Valley.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clayton Grange, Eagles Aerie No. 2 in Spokane and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 329.
He was an avid country-western guitar player and loved to grow flowers and vegetables.
His former wife, Isabelle Jones, passed away in 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; two daughters, Aurelia Thomas and Loretta Wiser; five sisters, Louise Heickson, Cathleen McAteer, Wilma Tempero, Ila Matthews and Irene Abby; and one grandson, Warren Robinson, serving at Fort Carson at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Interment will follow the services at Zion Hill/Trysil Cemetery, Clayton, with a gathering for family and friends to follow at the Clayton Grange.