Richard Wayne “Rick” Jones, Jr., 59, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Stormont-Vail Hospital due to brain cancer.
He was born Nov. 5, 1953 in Cherry Point, N.C., the son of Richard Sr. and Mabel “Jiggs” Jones.
Rick worked in research and development with pet food for Hills Pet Nutrition. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Rick married Becky Ann Carr Nov. 19, 1983. She survives. He is also survived by a son, Wayne of Columbia, Mo., a brother, Robert Sr. (Marcia), Mother-in-law, Hazel Carr, Blaine, Minn., three brothers-in-law, Harold Carr, Jr. (June), North Branch, Minn., Raleigh Carr, Pensacola, Fla., James Carr (Linda), Sauk Rapids, Minn., two uncles, two aunts, several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and hundreds of wonderful friends all over the country.
A memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts in his name to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604. Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel is assisting with arrangements.