Floyd Sydney Jones


Floyd Sydney Jones, 100, of Cottage Grove died March 24, 2017. He was born in Jericho, Texas, on Nov. 18, 1916 to James Samuel and Opal (Brinkley) Jones. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His plane was shot down behind enemy lines, and he was missing in action for two months. On Dec. 16, 1939 in Eugene, Oregon, Floyd married Eileen Culbertson. He worked as a log truck driver, retiring in 1981 from Elkside, a division of Bohemia Lumber. His hobbies included doing everything for everyone else. He was a very generous father and husband. He was a giver, not a taker. Survivors include a son, Jake Jones of Cottage Grove, formerly of Coos Bay; daughter, Sandra K. Rhodes of Cottage Grove; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen, in 1998; and sisters, Leona Hall and Babe Cochelle. A graveside service will be held in Fir Grove Cemetery on Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Chapel in Cottage Grove.

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