WOLCOTT – Roy Dean Jones, 67, passed away on July 20, following a long battle with heart disease.

Roy was a retired Veteran of 22 years service in the Army National Guard. He served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

He leaves behind his wife, Debra L. (McArthur) Jones, his son Jered of Florida, his daughter Monica Merchant Johnson and friend Collin. Roy also leaves behind his six grandchildren: Dean Jones and wife Nichole, Brandon Jones, Blake Jones, Kristen Moore and husband Joe, Amber and husband Ben, Leighanne and husband Max, as well as five great-grandchildren: Lonna, Madilyn, Christopher, Abigale and Marshall. He is also survived by his three sisters: Beth, Lois and Shirley and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Roy is reunited with his parents Doris and Ray Lanphear, Gerald Jones and his beloved son-in-law, Chris Merchant who died in Iraq in 2006.

Arrangements are in care of the des Groseilliers Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 7th at 2 p.m. at Taylor Cemetery, Wolcott. Convey memories and condolences at