Born September 13, 1945 in Elgin, North Dakota, Rod graduated from Moses Lake High School (WA) in 1963.
He later graduated from Gonzaga University, studying Theology and Russian language.
Rod was a light-weight golden glove boxer, licensed maritime captain, avid boat builder, car restorer and motorcyclist.
There really wasn’t much that didn’t capture his interest, at one time, or another.
And, he liked donuts…. a lot.
As a father, Rod coached his sons’ football and soccer teams and “never missed his sons’ sporting events.”
He was also honored to perform the marriages of three of his sons, Shaun, Matthew and Roger.
Rod is survived by his wife Marcia Parker, sons, Shaun Jones (Susan), Kelly Jones (Nicole) and Roger Arnold (Alisha), daughter-in-law Stephanie Jones, grandchildren, Blythe, Tyler, Keegan, Cailee and Madison, great-grandson Forrest and sister Jean Jones.
He was preceded in death by his father Merle Jones, mother Elizabeth (Herner) Jones, and son Matthew Jones.
There will be a memorial service at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 28th at 11am, 1015 Vaneta Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337.
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