CENTERTOWN-Roland (Bud) Jones 88 of Centertown, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Roland was born February 14, 1932 in Grandview, Indiana to Arlie and Ruby Abshire Jones.
Roland served 3 years in Korea in the Army Engineering Battalion, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. During his time of duty, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and the UN Service Medal. After his time in the military, Roland lived in Florida for a time where he owned a fleet of shrimp boats. He also travelled extensively operating heavy equipment building oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia, South America and Iran. He moved back to the United States where he retired from Big Rivers Power Company in Kentucky.
Roland was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Jones and Jerry Dale Jones.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Minton Jones; son Kevin Jones of Florida, 2 stepsons Tommy (Kim) Minton of Bowling Green, KY and Tony (Terri) Minton of Beaver Dam, KY.
7 grandchilden Katie Sawyer of Florida, Shawn (Ladonya) Minton of Smith’s Grove, KY, Caressa (Phillip) Napier of Austin, KY, Wesley Anthony of Oregon, Austin Daniel of Bowling Green, KY, Spenser Cook and Riley Minton both of Beaver Dam, KY, 7 great-grandchildren Riley, Fisher, Audrey, Abby, Presley, Eleanor and Emily.
Sisters Wanda Stepro of Pontiac, IL, Norma Goodwin and Deloris Wangler of Rockport, IN, brothers Glen Jones and Shirley Eugene Jones of Rockport IN, and sister-in-law Kathleen Jones (Fred).
Due to new COVID-19 restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later date. Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com
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