Phillip Ray Jones, Sr., “Bear,” 63 of Butler, Missouri passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Cremation, with memorial services 6:00 PM Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Inurnment with U.S. Army Honors will be 1:00 PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Phillip Ray Jones, Sr., was born September 8, 1952 in Topeka, Kansas, son of Charles Leroy and Katherine (Adams) Jones. He attended schools in Oskaloosa, Kansas.
Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Daisy Mary Louise Russell; and one son, Stephen Dean Jones. He is survived by his son, Phillip Ray Jones, Jr., and wife Heather of Butler, Missouri; daughter Tara Shores of Butler; honorary son Shawn Edwards; grandchildren Katherine Jones, Shelby Jones, Whitney Jones, Jackie Schrock, Andrew Shores, and Stephen Dean Jones, Jr.; a sister, Phyllis Bunch of Adrian, Missouri; brother Charles Jones of Lawrence, Kansas; brother John Jones of Adrian, Missouri; sister Alpha Evans of Lawrence, Kansas; brother Elwin “Butch” Jones of Adrian, Missouri; as well their families to include many nieces and nephews.
Phillip served his country honorably in the U.S. Army in Vietnam; later, he worked for the J.P. Ritter Construction Company in Kansas City for many years.