Welcome to the memorial page for

John "Leroy" Jones

August 21, 1944 ~ November 27, 2020 (age 76)

John “Leroy” Jones, 76, of Crossett, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, at his home.  He was born on August 21, 1944, in Strong, Arkansas, to his parents, Royal S. Jones Sr. and Chlorene Calloway Jones.  He was a 1963 graduate of Crossett High School and a member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

For 35 years, Leroy worked for Georgia Pacific.  He worked in tissue converting and the storeroom.   He was there since the mill opened until his retirement.

He was a farmer who enjoyed growing vegetables and raising his goats and chickens.  He owned a few horses and a donkey and took great pride in riding in the rodeo parades with his grandchildren in his covered wagon.  He also loved to fish, hunt, and work on his 1926 T-model truck.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Florence Evelyn Bowden, and one brother, Willie Joe Jones.

Leroy is survived by his wife of eight years, Sandra Jones of Crossett; one daughter, Pam Foust of West Monroe, LA; one stepdaughter, Belinda Holland and husband, Dennis, of Crossett; one stepson, Chris Lee and wife, Amy, of Bismark, AR; one sister, Christelle Ricketts, of Crossett; one brother, Royal “R.S.” Jones, JR and wife, Beverly, also of Crossett; along with two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28, at Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett, with Bro. Ricky Pack and Bro. Harold Cantley officiating, under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Jerry White, Josh Smith, Henry Cantley, Shane Foust, David Jones, and Dennis Jones.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Leroy's honor to Hope at Home.

Medders Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and the Arkansas Governor’s mandates. 

Those that are considered high risk, running fever, or have been recently exposed to someone positive with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home to protect themselves and others.

This service will be live streamed on the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page for those wishing to attend the service remotely.

A downloadable service program will be available for printing at the bottom of this page on the day of the service.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hope at Home
PO Box 1001, Crossett AR 71635

 Service Information

Graveside Service
November 28, 2020

2:00 PM
Pinewood Memorial Park
Highway 52
Crossett, Arkansas 71635

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