Benjamin Davis "Benny" Jones, 75, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2012, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Monday, Oct. 19, 1936, at Belington, a son of the late Virgil and Dora Jones. He was married to the former Alfreda Jean Howell, who survives.
Also surviving are one granddaughter, Emily Jones Phillips, of Elkins; four great grandchildren, Isaac Michael, Tyler Michael, Carleigh, Brooke and Brynna Rae Phillips; one sister, Mildred Spencer, Barberton, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Carroll Barrickman, of Barberton, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Eyvonne Howell, of Elkins; one niece, Della D. Phillips, and husband, Gary, of Elkins; two nephews, Daniel William Howell, and wife, Annie, and Earnest Todd Howell, all of Elkins; one half brother, Howard Price, of Tennessee.
Preceding him in death are one son, Roger Ray Jones; one great grandson, Eli Michael Phillips; one sister, Laverna Barrickman.
He attended the schools of Barbour County and was a graduate of The University of Hard Knocks with the Class of 1991. He was the manager of the Twin Cinema in Elkins, along with working at Elkins IGA and will be fondly remembered for his smile from behind the counter at Wilfong's Market for over 40 years. Benny had a passion for people and loved to talk. After his retirement from working as a grocery clerk, he began working for Mountain State Transport taking people to and from medical appointments and workshops in the area for nine years.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from 5-8 p.m. Final Rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Barry R. Moll and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens at Elkins.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Benjamin Daivis "Benny" Jones. Condolencesmay be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome. com.