Roger Kent Jones

Roger Kent Jones

Roger Kent Jones, 70, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at his home. 

He was born on March 10, 1948, in Anna, the son of James Kent and Evelyn Marie Jones Jones. 

He married Sharon Kay Morgan on July 15, 1967, in Anna. 

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Jones of Jonesboro; one son, Shane (Sara) Jones of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Heidi Jones; his mother, Evelyn Marie Cox of Anna; a brother, Dale Jones of Anna; a step-sister, Cheryl (Scott) Rhine; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father; and by two brothers, Johnnie Ray Jones and Timothy Gene Jones.

He was a member of the West End Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau. He worked for Bunny Bread in maintenance for many years. He then worked for Crown Line Boat in West Frankfort until his retirement. 

He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling with his wife Sharon. Together they traveled to 49 states, Mexico and Canada. He dearly loved spending time with his family.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. He was a member of the American Legion, the Massac County Gun Club, Anglers Choice and the Southern Illinois Bass Club.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Phil Jones officiating. 

Interment was in the Anna Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard funeral honor team of Marion. 

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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