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Willard "Ray" Jones

June 20, 1937 — April 8, 2021


Willard Raymond Jones passed away April 8, 2021. Ray was born June 20, 1937 in Jerome, ID to Gordon and Callie (Hartley) Jones. He graduated from Burley High School in 1956 before enlisting in the Air Force where he served as a Tactical Missile Guidance Mechanic. After four years in the Air Force, Ray worked a myriad of jobs across the United States from owning a cotton farm in Arkansas to engineering missile systems in Colorado.

Ray fathered three sons, Michael, William and Andrew before retiring in Paul, Idaho. He enjoyed working with his hands, caring for animals, and travelling. He is survived by his three sons and sister, Mildred.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Jerome Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln Jerome, ID 83338.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Ray’s memorial webpage at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm

Jerome Cemetery

Jerome, ID 83338

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