ST. GEORGE - Roger Leroy Jones, 70, of St. George, died suddenly in the early morning hours at his home in St. George on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
He was born in Rockland on Aug. 4, 1943, a son of Leroy Alden Jones and Elizabeth Olive Heard Jones. He attended schools in Owls Head and Rockland High School, after which he joined the Navy and served as seaman 1st class on the USS Diamond Head. He was honorably discharged in 1967. Returning home and getting married, he chose to become a commercial fisherman, fishing out of Rockland, New Bedford and Gloucester, Mass., until ill health forced his retirement.
Roger was predeceased by his parents; wife; and brother Glenn Jones; plus his two Doberman dogs, Cody and Mason, that he loved dearly.
Roger is survived by his partner and soul mate of 10 1/2 years, Marion Gleason from Skowhegan, whom he had met many years ago. They both had married, and as time went on they both lost their spouses in 2002, and by the grace of God, they were reunited and became soul mates again and had a wonderful life together.
Roger is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Campbell; and two grandsons, Derik Campbell and Darren Campbell, of Brampton, Ontario; an estranged son, Nathan Jones, of Portland; and an estranged stepson, Lloyd Gray; a cousin, Eleanor Nash, of South Thomaston; and his dear friends, Lance and Kathy Watton, of Friendship. Roger also is survived by Marion's family, who loved him dearly and he was called "Daddy Rog." Many good times were had with them, Cathy O'Connor and her husband, Jeff VandenHeuvel, Lee and Carolyn Hutchinson and Jeff, Jodi and Joshua Michaud, and his dear cat Tabby. He will be missed by them very much. Roger made many friends in the Skowhegan area and was liked by all who met him. He will be missed by his friends in the Rockland area too.
Roger loved life! Hunting, fishing, smelting, going to auctions, long rides, eating out, playing pool, beano and shopping.
There will be a graveside service in the spring at Jones family lot at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland. Arrangements are by Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Donations in Roger's memory may be made to Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04981; or to the Tenants Harbor Ambulance Service.