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Roy Sone

Roy Sone

Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Obituary

James “Roy” Sone, 86, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Villa Marie Nursing Home.

He was born June 28, 1933, in Jefferson City, the only child of Guy McClure and Ruth Wells Sone.

Roy spent nearly all of his life in Jefferson City and was proud of his heritage as a descendent of Cole County’s earliest settlers. A 1951 graduate of Jefferson City High School, he also graduated in 1955 with a degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Following his graduation, Roy enlisted in the United States Army.

While at the University of Missouri, he met Joyce Randall on a blind date; the two married in Joyce’s hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri, on February 14, 1959.

Roy used his interest and vast knowledge of native plants as an Agronomist with the Missouri State Highway Department from 1961 until his retirement in 1992.

Roy was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church, and a long-time member of the Jefferson City Country Club and the Cole County Historical Society. After his retirement from the Highway Department, he kept busy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Jefferson City, and AARP as a tax preparer. Despite various activities, there was nowhere Roy was happier or more comfortable than at home, tinkering around the house, or especially cutting wood on his land.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Joyce; two children, James Roy “Jim” Sone, Jr. of Jefferson City and Stacy Ruth Sone of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Mallory Miller Sone of St. Louis and Spencer Randall Sone of Jefferson City; and a cousin, Ruthmary Wells McConnell of Somerset, KY. His family remembers him so fondly for his generous but frugal nature; his masterful wood-cutting ability; his enjoyment of the outdoors including backpacking adventures in Colorado; his respect for the United States flag and the great country it represents; his love of music (Mozart and Beethoven were two of his favorites); and his affection for family pets. Most of all, he will be remembered for his love of family, his eagerness to provide, and his dry wit.

Visitation will be at the First Presbyterian Church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Angela Madden and the Reverend Dr. David Henry officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

www.freemanmortuary.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    When
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Address
    324 Madison St.
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65101
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  • Service

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Address
    324 Madison St.
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Dr. David Henry
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverview Cemetery
    Address
    2600 West Main Street
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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Alan Wright

Posted at 12:30pm
My sympathy to the family of Roy Sone. Over the years, I met both Roy and Joyce Sone as well as Roy's mother, the former Ruth Wells of Miller County. In the late 1920s, my grandfather, John Wright, then living at Eugene, MO, was commissioned by members of the Wells family to paint a picture of the J.R. Wells (Roy's Grandfather) home east of Tuscumbia. MO. The house was moved after a 1940s Osage River flood to higher ground. Sadly, the house burned in the 21st Century. Mr. Wright also painted a lovely still life floral for Ruth Wells. The Wright family wishes to thank the Sone family for preserving these family legacies over many decades now. May Roy Sone, a good man and a patriot, rest in peace. Alan Wright, Pawleys Island, SC.
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Le Jordan

Posted at 09:25pm
With deepest sympathies. Love, Le
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Joe and Aileen Bryan

Posted at 02:37pm
Jim: Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy for your dad's passing. May he rest in God's loving arms forever. America thanks him for his brave service while with the U.S. Army. God Bless Us All. Semper Fidelis.
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Posted at 02:15pm
Mallory, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Grandpa. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Love & Hugs
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