Cecil (Buck) Coy Jones, of Salem, passed away September 26, 2019. He was preceded by his parents, Mamie Sowder Jones and Arthur Bernard Jones; as well as his sisters, Ester Riley, Isabel Spencer, Elizabeth Sult, and Dorothy Parry; and his brothers, Vester Jones, Lester Jones, Julius Jones, and Lewis Jones.
He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-eight years, Sarah Mann Jones; and his loving daughters, Rebecca Kang, Christine Kratly; and son, Jeffery Jones; as well as his son-in-law Michael Kang; also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Caleb Kang, Nathaniel Kang, Nadia Kratly, Logan Kratly; as well as many dear nieces and nephews.
Cecil was the quintessential southern gentleman born and reared on a large farm and orchard on the Back Creek area of Roanoke, Virginia. The values and morals with which he was raised continued throughout his life. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and family. Buck was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne and worked at Rowe Furniture as the supervisor of trucking and later as the personnel manager for Penske Trucking. Cecil was honored to be a member of the SCV and MOSB and excited to learn his ancestors were the founders of Rocky Mount, Virginia. Buck was also a member of Windsor Hill Baptist Church and worked with the youth there as well as in other organizations.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home Salem, Virginia. The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Chapel, Airport Road. Flowers will be appreciated. Guests will be received afterward at the family home.