Obituary: Waymon Lee Jones Jr.

Mr. Jones, 87, a native of Winter Garden, died Feb. 1, 2021.

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Waymon Lee Jones Jr. passed away Feb. 1, 2021, in Vero Beach, Florida, at the age of 87.

Lee was born April 9, 1933, in Winter Garden, Florida, to father Waymon Lee Jones Sr. and mother Mamie Lou Jones.

Lee attended Winter Garden Elementary, graduated from Lakeview High School in 1951 and studied at Florida State University.  He was drafted in the United States Army and served in Korea.

He lived in Altamonte Springs for years while working as an examiner for the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. He had the opportunity to move back to Winter Garden and was president of Orange Federal Savings and Loan located on Dillard Street.  He was a member of the Winter Garden Rotary Club, served on the Winter Garden Planning & Zoning Board and served as City Commissioner to Winter Garden.

After retiring, he and Sarah lived on his sailboat for a number of years, exploring the Caribbean before settling down in Vero Beach.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Waymon and Mamie Lou Jones; wife, Barbara Rudicel Jones; and sons, Richard Brian Jones and David Edward Jones.

He is survived by his partner of 36 years, Sara Carpenter; sons, Keith Mitchell Jones and Michael Lee Jones (Beth); sister, Pat Jones Dault (Norm); niece, LeeAnn Dault Brown (Phyl); and nephew, Brett Dault; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held later due to restrictions of the pandemic.


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