Obituary-Victor Jones

Victor Kay Jones, age 88 of Waterville, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

He was born on September 14, 1935, the son of Earl Oliver and Carrie Arbutus (Parmentier) Jones.  He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1953.

On July 18, 1981, he married Janet Belt in the Goddard Methodist Church.  She survives of the home.

Vic worked in Blue Rapids as a welder and blacksmith in the early 1950’s.  He was an equipment operator during the construction of the Tuttle Creek Dam until the late 1960’s.  Vic then worked for the next 20 years at Fort Riley as a welder, eventually retiring as the supervisor over the welding, sheet metal and paint departments in 1987.   He farmed from 1988 until 1998 in the Frankfort area.  In retirement he always had a project and enjoyed working with his hands and tinkering in the garage.

He shared with his children and grandkids his love of the outdoors and hunting and fishing.  He was mechanically gifted and skilled at welding, metal work, carpentry, operating heavy equipment and so much more.  He had a true knack for fixing things, and everyone looked forward to his famous peanut brittle at Christmas time.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Jones; six children, Cindy Hynek, Karl Jones (Robin), Vicki Jones, Kurt Jones (Ange), Shawna Froglay (Kyle) and Greg Kaufman; one brother, Ken Jones (Alice); one sister, Leona Nelson; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Delbert Jones and Robert Jones; two sisters, Melba Horton and Lois Stallard; his son-in-law, Larry Hynek, and his granddaughter, Michelle Hynek.

A viewing is planned from noon to 8:00 pm Monday, April 8, 2024, with visitation being between 5:00 and 7:00 pm at the Christie-Anderes Funeral Home in Waterville.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at New Hope Church in Marysville, with Pastor Brad Wicks officiating.  Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery at 2:00 pm Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Valley Heights Vo-Ag Department or Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks.  Contributions may be left in care of the Christie-Anderes Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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