Ronald (Lester) R. Jones of Warrenton, GA, Born in Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, OH on June 18, 1950. He is the son of the late Clarice Jones and Letroy Pettigrew. Ronald had one son, Tauras Jones and wife Jamie Jones, Three grandsons: Jordan Jones, Tyler Jones and Jaeden Jones. Ronald was the oldest of seven brothers and sisters: James Morgan, Brenda Morgan, Linda Stapleton, Glenda Gatson and husband Ron Gatson, Jeffrey Jones and wife Anita Jones, Wanda Morgan and Mia Jones. In addition, Ronald had 17 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews and five great, great nieces and nephews.
Ronald was raised by the late Annie Jones (Big Mama) in Warrenton, GA and he attended Warren County High School. He played on the high school football team as a linebacker and earned the nickname “Monster” because of his play on the field. At the age of 16 he rejoined with his mother and siblings in Cleveland, OH who later settled in Columbus, OH. Within a couple of years he met his first wife Micheele Triplett and they had his only child Tauras Jones in 1972.
In 1973 Ronald joined the U.S. Army where he served his country for 20 years, his military travels took him to places such as Korea, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York and Georgia. He finally retired from the U.S. Army in 1993, he enjoyed his career in the U.S. Army and the soldiers that worked under his tutelage greatly admired and appreciated him.
After retirement from the U.S. Army, he went back to Columbus, OH where he worked for Griffin Wheel Rail Industry. He later moved back to Warrenton, GA then back to Columbus, OH. In 2009 he moved to Maryland, where his son was serving in the U.S. Army to be a part of his grandson’s life so they knew he was (Grandpa). He traveled with his son to Kansas and after six years he decided to move back Warrenton, GA which he called home.
Ronald loved people in general and had mentioned on several occasions that he loves God, he knew he wasn't perfect and made mistakes, but he would help anyone who needed it, he would give the shirt off of his back.
Cherished memories that will forever remain with him and others; Big Mama, Grandaddy, Mama Clarice, Micheele, Vance, Tauras, Jamie, Jordan, Tyler, Jaeden, Class of 1970, James, Bren, Lynn, Glenda, Man, Wan, Mia, VanChez, David and a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from abroad.
Services entrusted to Dawson’s Mortuary – 98 Hopgood Street, Warrenton, GA.