Jones, Loyd

Loyd Lee Jones, 87, of Paducah, Kentucky, departed this life at 6:10 A. M. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

Loyd was born on May 16, 1931 in Fremont, Missouri to the late Zimri and Ossie Brawley Jones. A professional tree cutter and logger, from his earliest days, he was unafraid of a hard days work or the many challenges of life. On September 15, 1951 he was united in marriage to Lily Marie Esmond Jones in Pocohontas, Arkansas. Their marriage lasted for 59 years and upon his retirement, he lovingly and patiently cared for her, until her passing. He will be remembered for his zest for life, love of family and friends, his laughter and the many stories he told. A defender of the weak, he had the ability to express the value and importance of each individual, no matter their age.

Mr. Jones is survived by his daughters, Charolette Jones and Kimberly Drish (Robert), all of Paducah; seven grandchildren, Cherie Morrow (Paul), Billy Burkeen, Selina Guffy (Tim), Tracie Burkeen (Shane Bush), Ariel Phelps (Taylor), Mason Drish, Ian Drish; nine great-grandchildren, Alyssa Wilson (Dillion Davidson), Jake Guffy, Kelsie Wilson, Austin Burkeen, Ashton Burkeen, Rose Joyner, Gage Morrow, Khloe Phelps, Jake Phelps; one great great-grandchild, Audrey Davidson; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Jones, wife of the late Rev. Ray, Nadean Jones, wife of the late Rev. Calvin.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife Lily; his son Roger; an infant daughter; two great grandaughters, Lily and Emma Burkeen; his parents; ten brothers, Clyde, Vernon, Delmar, Dillard, John, Richard, Everett, Rev. Melbern, Rev. Ray, Rev. Calvin; three sisters, Melba Payne, Lois Flint, Reva Burke.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Pastor Cody Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the funeral home.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a candle of remembrance at milnerandorr.com.


Published 12:00 AM, Friday Jan. 25, 2019
Updated 04:42 PM, Friday Jan. 25, 2019

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