Raymond L. “Sug” Jones

Oct. 7, 1932 - Apr. 11, 2017

About the Service

Visitation on Monday, Apr. 17 from 5 - 7pm followed with the Rosary at 7pm. Mass will be held Tuesday, Apr. 18th at 10am at The Holy Rosary Mission Church in Hilmar. Bruial will be held in Sunnyside Cemetery in Stevinson, CA.

Sug Jones, 84, passed away peacefully at home on April 11. He leaves behind a loving family who is struggling to fill the silence now that he’s no longer here to fill it with summaries from the daily news, commodity price reports and pertinent community information. Sug was loud, fiercely independent, more generous than many deserved and an overall authentic human being. He moved from Oakland to the valley during his sophomore year of high school and graduated from Hilmar High. He would eventually wind up moving to Stevinson. Some of his proudest accomplishments included serving in the military and working to help build Jones Farms into a proper business with pure strength and determination. Sug liked four letter words (in the appropriate company) almost as much as he loved lotto scratchers, and boy did he love scratchers. He cared deeply for the community of Stevinson and its inhabitants and spent every available morning at the Stevinson Corner Market drinking coffee with the crew. He is survived by many close friends and relatives to whom he meant more than he could possibly know. Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Monday, April 17 from 5-7p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at the Holy Rosary Mission Church (the old church) on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. Burial and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the general oncology fund at Stanford University. Checks can be mailed to Gift Processing, Stanford University, P.O. Box 20466 Stanford, CA 94309. Make sure to reference Sug and the code GHFFW in the memo line so the family can properly thank you.

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  1. Wow I have so many great memories of Sug. the one I can think of first is him laying on the sofa smoking his cigar & watching the ball games. I went to visit him & Aunt Ethel with my grama Willoughby (Ruby). The one thing he said to me first was ” Are you still dating that Portagie?” since I dated him for 20 year before we got married Sug said that a lot to me. He was one of a kind guy, always so happy & glad to see ya. Remember him always!

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