b. 30 October 1898, Buffalo Valley, Putnam Co., TN
d. 10 August 1954, Buffalo Valley, Putnam Co., TN
Father: Henry Jones
Mother: Nevada "Vada" Jones
Buried: Henry Jones Family Graveyard, Putnam Co., TN
Military service: Between September 24, 1942 - March 1, 1943, U. S. Army.
See Chapter 10
Ray Joe Jones lived on the family farm most of his life. He was a tobacco farmer and helped support the farm. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII but saw no military action. During this time his absence caused a hardship because his parents were aging. He suffered health problems while in the Army and received a medical discharge. He was a wonderful and loving person. He developed Lou Gehrig's disease and died of self inflicted gunshot wounds during the latter stages of the disease.