Kenneth W. Jones, 93

Henderson Harbor, NY and Hobe Sound, Fla. – Kenneth W. Jones, 93, of Hobe Sound Fla., and a summer resident of Henderson Harbor, NY, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Kenneth W. Jones
Kenneth W. Jones

Ken was born at home in Scriba, NY, on January 7, 1922, a son of the late Raymond and Theresa Jones.

He attended Oswego schools.

He married Ferna Laws July 4, 1957, at the family home in Oswego, NY.

Ken founded and operated Ken’s Body Shop on Route 104 East in Oswego from 1951 until his retirement in 1988.

He served in the United States Army in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge and was a member of the Oswego Elks #271 for 67 years.

Ken enjoyed his cottage in Henderson Harbor, fishing on Lake Ontario and in Florida, and his cat, Coco.

He was very proud of his two wonderful grandsons, Andrew S. (Rosie) Rapacke, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Alexander Indiana Jones, Oswego.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ferna Laws Jones; his children, Donna L. (John) Rapacke, Marcellus, NY, Jeffrey K. (Sally) Jones, Oswego and Judy L. (Poul) Christiansen, Palm City, Fla.; his brother, Raymond Jones, Scriba; several nieces and nephews; and a great-granddaughter, Bella Rose Rapacke.

In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his siblings Sarah Stewart, Dorothy King, and Shirley Jones.

At the request of the family there will be no services.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY, 13601.

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  1. We will miss your smiling and happy face. You were such a kind man who had a wonderful soul. We will miss your dearly! Rest in peace Mr Ken. We will take care Ferna.
    The Wesson
    Hobe Sound

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