Marvin Ross Jones of Horseheads, NY, son of Ross Selwyn Jones and Anna Halpin Jones, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents and his four sisters and their spouses, Betty Barnes (Norris), Faye Roe (Donald), Clara Morse (Russell), and Elsie Bolt (Gerald).
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jean Catherine Lasher Jones, and their seven children: Jonathan Marvin Jones (Sandra Lalonde), Deborah Grace Wood, Darael Ann Mahoney, Joel Ross Jones (Deborah Southard), James Robert Jones, Dawn Elizabeth Lee (Joseph Lee), Deanne Eunice Bramlett (Hawkie Bramlett). He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 6 great, great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
At his rural home, he enjoyed farming and gardening and was the “go-to guy” for everyone’s mechanical problems. He was employed for a few years at the Ford Garage in Horseheads, NY, and later was a millwright mechanic at MacMillan Bloedel Container Company in Elmira Heights, NY until he retired in 1991.
We loved hearing him play his harmonica and his old violin. He was quick with a rhyme and told the best stories from his childhood. He built several child chairs using his wood lathe and caned many chairs for friends and family.
Marvin received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior under the pastorate of the Rev. Clyde Truax. He then went on to study Theology at Dallas Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas and served as Deacon for several years at Pine Valley Baptist Church.
Family and friends are invited to visit Pine Valley Baptist Church, 4872 Pinecrest Rd, Millport, NY on Thursday, May 13th at 11:00 AM. Marvin’s funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM and he will be laid to rest in Pine Valley Cemetery at 1:00 PM.
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