James Leon ''Buck'' Jones

James Leon ''Buck'' Jones, 77, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Wake Med. Buck was born January 29, 1937 in Wake County to Harue Edwards Jones and the late Lester Leon Jones. He graduated from Knightdale High School and served his country in the US Army. Buck retired as a rural mail carrier from the US Postal Service with 34 years and 8 months of dedicated service. Buck was a member of the Wendell Masonic Blue Lodge #565, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and the Amran Shriners. After retirement, he and his wife Janet moved to Roanoke Rapids to be near their daughter and her family. Buck was a dedicated family man who never met a stranger and always had time to sit and talk.

A memorial service to celebrate Buck's life will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Rosemary United Methodist Church, 900 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 with the family to receive relatives and friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Mailman Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 with military honors. The family will receive relatives and friends following the service in the Knightdale Baptist Church Family Life Center.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet Hall Jones; son, Michael L. Jones (Hale) of Raleigh; daughter, Leigh Ann J. Eatman (Al) of Roanoke Rapids; mother, Harue E. Jones of Knightdale; grandsons, Parker Jones (Amy), Cameron Jones, Deans and Thomas Eatman; sister, Libby Jean J. Wilder (Billy) of Knightdale.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Linwood Jones.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Local arrangements are being handled by Askew Funeral and Cremation services in Roanoke Rapids.

Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries or askewfs.com

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