Randy Merrill Jones

Randy Merrill Jones

Suffolk, VA
03.17.1956 - 11.28.2018

Randy Merrill Jones, age 62, died November 28, 2018 in Richmond, VA at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was a native of Suffolk, Virginia. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and loyal friend. He was the son of the late Jobie Thomas Jones and Marie Warren Jones.

Randy, affectionately known as Big R, worked at Lockwood Brothers Crane and Rigging for 28 years and was a local Iron Workers Union member throughout his career. He was an incredible craftsman to whom everyone turned for help and the hardest working man you could meet. Randy’s devotion to his horses, Rocky and Rose, was a prime example of his lifelong love of animals and big, caring heart. When he wasn’t working on his farm and classic cars, Randy was serving his family and spending precious time with his best friend, Linda.

Randy was a quiet man who was purposeful with his words but spoke even greater volumes with his character.  Randy was able to inspire and encourage his children and those who knew him to live life with integrity and purpose, and that anything worth doing, was worth doing right and with your whole heart.

Randy is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Linda Mears Jones, four children Wesley Jones, Jobi Jones, Mandy Spivey, Randall Jones and wife Taylor Everson-Jones; three grandchildren Whitney Jones, Tessa Johnson, Julie Jones; and two brothers and sisters-in-law Calvin and Evelyn Jones, and Dan and Susan Jones.

The family would like to thank the Sentara Obici ICU Staff and the St. Mary’s ICU Staff for the love and care given to Randy during his time with them.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk by Rev. Michael D. Halley. Burial will be private in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Saturday from 6 to 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Contributions be made to The American Liver Foundation and the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House in association with St. Mary’s Hospital of Richmond. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious Randy. My hope is that you wrap yourself in all of your happy memories together and they comfort you. You and your family are, as always, in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherrie Ingalsbe

I'm so sorry. You all took such great care of him in the end, and the obit you wrote is lovely. What an amazing man, and an amazing family. LT

Laurel Travis

Lee and I send our deepest sympathy to Linda, Wesley, Jobi, Mandy, Randall and our niece, Taylor. We were lucky to get to know and spend time with Randy at Randall and Taylor’s wedding. Our wish is the memories of a great man and love of family give you comfort during these difficult days.

Donna and Lee Stewart

Calvin, Evelyn, Dan, Susan and family. It's been many years since I have seen Randy but remember him very well. It's good to know that he still loved horses. The horses gave me so much love. I have always thought a lot of the Jones Family. Many memories showing horses with Jobi and Marie Jones. We had so much fun. Kenny and I send our thoughts and prayers. We will see you soon.

Vicki & Kenny Martin

I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. You always spoke so highly of your dear husband and that is a blessing that you had for 25 years. Please let us at Suffolk Social Services know of anything we can assist you with at this difficult time.
Prayers and Thoughts,
Elaine Schoening

Elaine Schoening

Donald and I offer condolences to Linda and the family. I first met your family when Jobi and Wesley were on a cruise we were on. What an awesome memory that was. So much love in that family. Please know that God is with you and Randy's in the best of health in Heaven today. Love, Donald and Roseland

Roseland Lowe Worrell

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mary Good

Our family sends our deepest sympathy to all of you. I'm so glad I got to meet Randy at Randall and Taylor's wedding. What a great man. May many warm and happy memories help ease the pain of your loss. With much love,
Luisa Charbonneau and family

Luisa Charbonneau

To Wesley and the Jones family, so sorry to hear about Randy. May he Rest In Peace. Manpower Hunt Club in Windsor

Jim Clark

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