Joseph Ralph Jones, 85

Joseph Ralph Jones, 85, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. He was born December 23, 1931 in Jacksonville, FL, where he lived all his life, to the late Joseph & Julia Jones, worked as a Plant Manager for Southern Concrete and loved fishing and woodworking. Ralph was predeceased by his son, Larry Jones; daughter, Rhonda Kim Skipper; brother, Raymond Jones. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Connie; sons, Kevin Jones (Debbie), Mike Basford (Janine), Deryl Basford (Margaret); daughter in law, Tammy Jones; son in law, Skip Skipper; brothers, Richard Jones, Freddie Jones (Glenda); sisters, Priss Strickland, Nadine Mercer (Jimmy); 27 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6 at 11:30am at Christ’s Church River City Campus, 2311 Starratt Road, 32226, with Rev. David Mackie and Rev. Allan McMillan officiating. Interment will follow at Ferreira Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 10:30am at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.