LaVerne D. Jones, 85, of Roher Rd., Morrisville, NY, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.
He was born April 9, 1930 in Madison, NY, a son of Llewellyn and Alice Harvey Jones and received his education in local schools. LaVerne proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Leyte. LaVerne had been married to Delight Nichols, Maida Hedger and Patricia Doxtater, all of whom predeceased him. From 1960 until his retirement in 1992, he worked at Oneida Ltd. In Sherrill as a machinist. He loved traveling and cars. He was a “shade tree mechanic”, and would stop and talk to anyone about anything. His favorite times were spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who he dearly loved. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Scott Bronson of Remsen; daughter-in-law, Carol Jones of Morrisville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Maxine Jones, Lou and Louri Jones, Harvey and Florence Jones, all of FL and Bradley Jones; grandchildren, Brandon Williams and his fiancée, Kate Rieben of Frankfort; Cassie and Jason Calcagnino of Liverpool; Ryan Jones of Morrisville; Shawn Jones of Syracuse; Shelby Jones of Morrisville; and Cameron Bronson of Remsen; great-grandchildren, Kyler, Grace, Madison and Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a two sons, Martin and Dale Jones.
A Memorial Service will be held at Noon on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Welsh Church, Nelson, NY, followed by interment with military honors in the Union Cemetery at the Welsh Church.
Friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday from 10am to Noon prior to the service.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville.