Doc Kelly Jones, 80 of Washington died Friday-June 24, 2016 at his home. He was born February 9, 1936 in West Middletown the son of the late Floyd Pardon & Ruth Brownlee Jones. Mr. Jones was employed as a steel worker at Jessop Steel for 37 years until his retirement. He was also a certified residential electrician. He was a graduate of Avella High School. Mr. Jones served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict receiving the National Defense Service Medal & the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Jones enjoyed deer hunting & duck hunting in Kittanning and in Canada. He also enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Elks Lodge # 776 B.P.O.E., the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175, Moose Lodge No. 22 and was an Honorary Member of the Blue Knights. He was a member and past Master of the Washington Lodge No. 164 F & A M, Washington Royal Arch Chapter No.150, Washington Council No.1 R. &S.M., Jacques de Molay Commandery No.3 K.T. of Washington, Valley of Coudersport A.A.S.R. where he served on the stage crew for many years and was a dual member of the Valley of Pittsburgh and Syria Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. of Pittsburgh. Mr. Jones was very proud of his Masonic memberships conferring many degrees throughout his Masonic journey and he presided over many of his Masonic bodies. He was coroneted a 33rd degree in Atlantic City and was awarded Knights Templar Cross of Honor and belonged to many other Masonic bodies.
Mr. Jones was formerly married to Dorothy Jones Naylor who survives. Also surviving are his children; Diane L. (Larry) Baldwin of New Bern, North Carolina, Donald P. (Lori) Jones of Washington & Doc K. “Deacon” Jones Jr. of Washington, a brother; Richard (Sandy) Jones of Delaware, a sister; Amy (John) Taggart of Washington, 10 grandchildren along with nieces, nephews & cousins.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by a son; David K. Jones and a brother; David L. Jones.
Friends will be received on Tuesday-June 28, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday-June 29, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Additional visitation will be held in the funeral home on Thursday-June 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. the hour of a funeral service with the Rev. Harold L. Knappenberger and the Rev. Barry Bebout co-officiating. Burial will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded graveside by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Marine Corps. A Masonic Service will be held on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. and a Washington County Marine Corps League service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Washington Masonic Lodge No. 164 F& A M, 44 West Wheeling Street, Washington, Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com