Funeral services will be held graveside at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at East Melankton-Icelandic Cemetery in rural Upham for Leslie Leroy Jones, 67, Drake, who died on Monday, August 5 in his home.
Leslie was born on March 2, 1946 in Rugby, a son of Earl and K. Aldis (Swearson) Jones. He was raised in his parents’ home in Towner with two brothers. On June 4, 1961 he was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church. Before leaving to work in the oilfields, he attended school in Towner. On January 20, 1969 he enlisted in the Army, and was honorably discharged on January 19, 1976.
He is survived by his children, Terry Jones, Towner; Nikki Keck, Dickinson; Kristy Baumgartner, Dickinson; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Gary and Donald, and his parents.
Mr. Wally Fretland will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the North Dakota Military Fu
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