Roy B. Jones Sr.

Roy B. Jones Sr.

BERNE — Roy B. Jones Sr. — a State Trooper, a church-goer, and a family man who loved the outdoors — died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Friday, June 12, 2020. He was 87.

He was born on June 17, 1932 in Berne, the son of the late Howard and Lillian (née Hempstead) Jones of Berne. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Edwin and Douglas.

Mr. Jones grew up in the house across the street from where he and his wife, Charlotte (née Crawford), have lived for 56 years. He worked for General Electric in the evenings while in high school. He retired as sergeant of Troop T of the New York State Police Department where he worked for 20 years.

“After his retirement, Charlotte and Roy fished their way across the country and back,” his family wrote in a tribute. “They made good friends everywhere they went. He spent his time in the winters ice fishing until retirement when he fished the Florida Keys.

“Roy and his family always kept busy; the springtime, making maple syrup; the summer, camping and fishing in the Adirondacks; and come fall, hunting turkey and deer after returning from salmon fishing in Michigan.

“Church was very important to him. He always made sure he attended a church service weekly no matter what location he was in at the time.”

He is a five-generation grandfather. He taught his children and grandchildren about the great outdoors.


Roy B. Jones Sr. is survived by his loving wife Charlotte; his children Roy Jr. and his wife Merry, Bruce  and his wife, Nancy, Karen Parker and her husband, Chris, and Dale and his wife, Rena; his grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremiah, Gregory (Deianara), Danielle (Justin), Brandon, Adrianne (Dale), Michael, Jessica, Jeremy, Jason and Jenica; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his two sisters, Ruth Thibodeaux and Marilyn Mayers

Memorial messages may be left at

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main Street in Altamont. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Please follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1728 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023.


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