Ronald Wayne Jones was born April 10, 1947, the son of Vince and Hilda (Hoff) Jones at Aberdeen, SD. He graduated from Harrisburg High School. He served four years in the US Coast Guard in Alaska and the Kansas City area. On June 5, 1971, he married Sharon Dykshorn at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church. He was a resident of Sioux Falls where he was employed at the Mobil Service Station and Tri-State Warehouse. They moved to the Emery area in 1988 and was employed at Dakota Casting and Twin City Fan until his retirement April 1, 2013. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and served on the church council.
He is survived by his wife Sharon, two daughters, Robin Pappas (Ron Hutchins) of Brandon, Jodi Wolfe (Mark Sneller) of Sioux Center, IA, six grandchildren: Caden, Carson, Camryn, Skylar, Bethany and Ty; three sisters: Karen Brandts (Vincent) of Emery; Kathy Jones of Sioux Falls; Brenda Jones of Sioux Falls, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father and mother-in-law, Bill and Martha Dykshorn.