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Damon Ray Jones  

Damon Ray Jones

September 4, 1933-February 19, 2016

Damon Ray Jones, known fondly as “Ray,” age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Born in Duplin County, NC on September 4, 1933, Ray was a son of the late DeLeon Jones and Willie Myrtle “Miss Bill” (Garner) Koonce. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Ray worked as an electrician with IBEW, Wilmington, NC for 20 years. A member of UAW Local No. 1183, Newark, he later worked at the Chrysler plant in Newark, retiring after over 20 years of dedicated service.

Ray was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 53 A.F.A.M in Port Deposit, MD. In his leisure time, he enjoyed traveling with his family, listening to bluegrass music, and spending time with his friends at the New Castle Farmers Market.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his son, Damon Bradley Jones and brother, Carroll Koonce. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mavis L. (Conner) Jones; children, Leon Ray Jones (Teresa) of Kinston, NC, Anthony “Tony” Jones of Port Deposit, Mitch Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Terri Sue Knight (Chris) of Newark; sister, Joyce Barwick of Kinston; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, February 25, 2016, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Pl., Newark, DE 19711, where a visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A Masonic service will be held at 6:45 pm on Thursday evening. A committal service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday morning, February 26, 2016, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

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  1. Tony Jones, February 22, 2016

    I am really going to miss you Dad!!!

  2. Beth Winward, February 24, 2016

    Terry and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Larry Lockwood, February 25, 2016

    Rest in Peace Buddy. You will be missed.

  4. Larry Lockwood, February 25, 2016

    May you rest in peace. You will be missed.

  5. Kim Correll-Comeau, February 25, 2016

    Mavis and family, I am so very sorry to learn tonight of the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Praying comfort for all of you.

  6. Ed Greene, February 25, 2016

    Sorry to hear of your passing, rest in peace with God


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