Barry’s Life Story
On August 11, 1953, there was a wonderful occurrence in the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, the birth of Barry Lee Jones, Sr., to Betty Jane Jones and Thomas Nelson.
Barry was presented to the world to bring joy, laughter and hope to all whom he encountered. With Gods grace and family guidance, Barry developed into a young man of integrity and distinction. An intellectually astute man, Barry graduated from Reading Senior High School.
￼￼He was a loving husband to Viola Ingle Jones. They shared 48 years of marriage together.
He was employed at Industrial Grounds Maintenance in Reading, Pennsylvania as a truck driver for over 25 years.
Barry enjoyed his family, working in the garden, and he loved watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Barry Lee Jones Sr., will be remembered as a proud patriarch with a generous heart, brilliant smile and zest for life. His loving and nurturing influence radiates in the lives of his children and everyone he touched, family, friends neighbors and strangers alike.
Surviving to cherish his loving memory are￼ his loving wife Viola￼￼￼￼, two sons, Barry Lee Jones Jr., and Lance M. Jones, a daughter, Bridget Key (James), 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, three brothers, Dennis Jones, Pastor Jerry Jones (Minister Renee), Gregory Jones (Sheila), two sisters, Patricia Custis, and Joanne Jones, three brothers in-law, John, Richard, and Thomas, three sisters in-law, Louise, Debra, and Linda, along with his Aunts, Uncles, and many cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Thomas Nelson, mother, Betty Jean Jones, brothers, Kenny, Marvin, and Maurice and in-laws, William, Benjamin, and Jackie.
Services are private due to the ongoing global pandemic. However, a memorial service will be broadcast live from Saint John Missionary Baptist Church, Friday, August 21, 2020 at 12 o’clock, noon. The Reverend Jerry Jones will officiate. Those wishing to view the service can do so by visiting, Jerry Jones on his Facebook page.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 326 South 8th St., Reading, PA. 19602.
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