Floyd I. Jones, 82, of Safford, passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford. He was born on March 4, 1938, in Del Rio, Texas to Innis Edward Jones and Glenna Alice Nuttall Jones and had two siblings; brother Don and sister Marva.
Floyd attended Bisbee High School and graduated in 1958, and later married Jo Ellen Alexander. They were blessed with three children; William, Dennis, and Jon. He began working as a heavy-duty mechanic in the mining industry. When he wasn’t working, he could be found with his motorcycle. He had a true passion for riding motorcycles and anything having to do with them. Floyd enjoyed attending motorcycle rallies and was also an avid coin collector. He belonged to Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed working with the young men. Later on, in years, he earned his “Varsity Scout Coach of the Year” award.
He is survived by his children, William (Janeen) Jones, and Dennis (Jodi) Jones; his daughter-in-law, Carrie; his brother, Don (Candice) Jones; his sister, Marva Dean (Howard) Russell; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Innis and Glenna Jones; his wife, Jo Ellen, and his son, Jon Jones.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Safford Cemetery, with Bishop Floyd Nuttall conducting.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.