Rosco Eugene “Gene” Jones

Rosco Eugene “Gene” Jones, 83, of Benton, passed away August 10, 2014.  He was born July 2, 1931 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Sterling Rosco and Amy Edna Elliott Jones.  Gene was the owner and operator of Gene Jones Wrecker Service and Body Shop in Benton for well over 30 years.  He retired in 1993 and enjoyed working on lawn care equipment and spending time with family and friends.  Gene always had a joke to tell.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Troyce Ann Thornelle and Frances Louise Robinson, brother, Bobby Jones.
Gene is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Louise Jones, son, Robert Jones of Benton, sisters, Martha Ann Grigsby of Bryant, Edna Louise Gregory of Benton, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Chapel services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, by Ashby Funeral Home, with Bro. Kim Hammer officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Jones, Kenny Burton, Harold Smith, Eddie Legg, Melvin Finley, Jerry Hubman, Chase Gosvener and Clay Spears.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 13 at Ashbys.
Donations may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice in honor of Gene Jones.
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The family would like to thank Saline Memorial Hospice and our caregivers for their help during this time.