Victor Lee Jones, 88, of Dawn, Missouri, passed away March 6, 2012 at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer, Missouri.
Victor was born December 8, 1923, in Dawn, Missouri to Abner McKinley and Hazel Eileen (Timbrook) Jones. On August 29, 1974, he married Karlene (Hamilton) Neal at the Free Methodist Church in Chillicothe, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife Karlene; daughters Victoria Dixson (Richard) of Independence, Missouri, and Rebecca Smith (Rowdy) of Lincoln, Nebraska; stepdaughters Cindy Racz (Steven) of Oak Grove, Missouri, and Joni Karim (Mohammed) of Wichita, Kansas; stepson Clint Neal (Michelle) of Cape Coral, Florida; ten grandchildren: Gabrielle, Kaylee, and Evan Dixson; Reese and Rorie Smith; Nathan Racz; Letitia Dakin and Sarah Karim; John and Lindsay Neal; three great-granchildren: Zander and Maddox Dakin and Anthony Hill; and his sister Mary Nigus (Marion).
Victor was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kenneth Jones (Mildred).
Victor graduated from Dawn High School in 1941. At age 21, he joined the United States Merchant Marines and served until 1946 with an honorable discharge. After serving in the military, Victor returned to the family farm in Dawn where he raised livestock and planted various crops. He also worked for Southwest Livingston County R-1 School as a bus driver and part-time custodian. Victor enjoyed helping his children with 4-H animal projects and even served on the Livingston County Fair Board.
Memorials are suggested to the Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer, Missouri, in memory of Victor. They may be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO
Funeral Services will be held at the Dawn Federated Church on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with burial at Welsh Cemetery, Dawn, MO
Condolences may be sent to the family via Heritage Funeral Home at www.heritage-becausewecare.com .p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.