Elmer Eugene “Gene” Jones, 78, of Rockport, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at his home.
Gene was born in Spencer County on October 7, 1941, to the late Abner “Chuck” and Kathryn (Powell) Jones.
Gene served in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Long Beach from 1960 – 1964.
He was a union carpenter and raised tobacco for many years. After his retirement Gene sold produce for over 20 years.
Gene enjoyed his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed coon hunting, especially the youth hunts, and was a member of several clubs.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by two children, Jerry Jones and William Jones.
Gene is survived by his wife, Sarah Jane Jones of Rockport; his son, Jim Jones and wife Shirley of Tell City; his daughter, Gina Parker of Rockport; his grandchildren, Cody Jones of Rockport, Luke Jones of Tell City, Nicole Greenwell and her husband, Jeff, of Tell City and Matt Larson and his wife, Heather, of Tell City; his great-grandchildren, Rylan Jones, Carter Jones, Jake Simms and his wife, Heather, of Apalona, Brenna Simms of Tell City, and Evan Larson of Tell City; his great-great-grandchildren, Madison Simms and Ryder Simms; and his brother, Robert Jones of Rockport.
Services for Gene Jones will be held at 2 P.M., Sunday, September 27, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, with Pastor Tim Coomer officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Richland. The United States Navy and Rockport American Legion Post 254 will conduct military honors.
hey Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.