Clarence "Max" Jones
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:55am admin
Max Jones, 74, Hayes, died Sunday, April 16, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.
Clarence “Max” was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Pierre, to Harry and Lavone (Hitsman) Jones. He grew up on the farm/ranch homesteaded by his grandfather, D.S. Jones, in 1905. He was never more proud than when the farm was recognized as a Century Farm in 2005. Max attended Kirley Country School and then Ft. Pierre High School, graduating in 1961. He was known as “The Bone Crusher” in football and also for making five touchdowns in one game.
Max was united in marriage to Joyce Roen on April 8, 1967 in Pierre. He was a farmer/rancher and especially enjoyed being in the combine at harvest.
He served on the FSA board for many years, Sansarc and Scotty Philip Cemetery board, Four Corners Fire Department and assisted with 4-H and Kirley BB gun clubs. He was proud of the times he was asked to present at the farm safety classes.
Max was a member of the Deep Creek Church, Hiram Lodge #123, Ft. Pierre Chapter #90 Eastern Star, Onida chapter #138 Eastern Star and Scottish Rites Yankton.
He enjoyed card club that included Frank and Shirley Halligan, Duane and Lola Roseth, Clark and Carmen Alleman, Lee and Mary Briggs and Cindy and Larry Gabiel. He loved baseball, which he excelled at, and was the 1961 batting champion of 4-Corners.
Max loved and appreciated his neighbors. He would never get over the outpouring of support he received from them all during the 2016 wheat harvest.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce; son, Todd Jones, and his wife, Darcy, their children, Mattie and Luke, Hayes; daughter, Kimberley Farries, and her husband, David, their sons, Zachary and Thomas, Onida; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Rocky Tibbs, Ft. Pierre; sisters-in-law: Janice Jones, Ft. Pierre, Debby Gates, Ft. Pierre and Sue Roen, Minnesota; brother-in-law Richard Roen, Prescott, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Jo “Gram” Roen; son, Brad Jones; brother, Danny Jones; brother-in-law, Robert Roen and niece, Misti Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Kirley Hall, Sansarc Cemetery and Shriners Hospital for Children.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at Lutheran Memorial Church, Pierre, with a prayer service at 7:00.
Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, at Lutheran Memorial Church with burial at Sansarc Cemetery
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com