Kenneth Jones, Jr.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 28, 2018
Chapel Of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Otsego St.
Canajoharie, New York, United States

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Chapel Of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Otsego St.
Canajoharie, New York, United States

Obituary of Kenneth D. Jones, Jr.

Mr. Kenneth D. Jones, Jr., 60, of State Highway 163, Canajoharie, New York entered eternal peace on September 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam, after a courageous 14 year battle, while surrounded by his loving family.

Born on November 12, 1957 in Cooperstown, NY, he was the son of Kenneth D. Jones, Sr. and Phyllis Waufle Jones.  He was a graduate of Canajoharie High School, Class of 1975 and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a veteran of the US Army.

Mr. Jones worked in Construction.  He worked for the Brick Layer Union #2, was in New York City for 7 years, building CVS Stores, and worked for Chuck Wright Power Boating Business.

He attended the Ames United Methodist Church.

Mr. Jones was a member of AmVets Post #2000. He served 25 years for the Ames Volunteer Fire Department, duties included Past President and Sergeant of Arms for Honors. 

He loved hunting and fishing but most of all he enjoyed the comradery that came along with those activities, as well as the simplicity of nature itself. He was known as The Mayor of Buel, he knew everyone, and everyone knew him. One of his true passions was collecting things such as historical memorabilia which included items from Buel, stock car racing and anything else that he considered to be valuable. Kenny was a big part of stock car racing. He was a crew member on Dave Lapes team at Fonda Speedway for many years and was also the team consultant for the Boehler Racing team in which his son in law was the driver.

On September 20, 1986 at Ames Sprout Brook United Methodist Church, Kenny was married to Vikki Utter. Kenny was a loving husband and devoted father. “His girls” meant the world to him.

His father predeceased him.

Kenny is survived by his mother, Phyllis Jones of Buel, NY; wife of 32 years, Vikki Jones of Buel, NY; daughter, Amanda and Justin Boehler of Johnstown, NY; siblings, Tammy and Jace Collins of Buel, NY, Tim Jones of Buel, NY, Mark and Tauni Jones of Albuquerque, NM, Jennifer and Dan Shults of Canajoharie, NY; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00am at The Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 4:00-7:00pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in memory of Mr. Kenneth D. Jones, Jr. to Henry Ross Memorial Foundation, 339 Lake View Road, Mayfield, NY 12117.

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