Stanley Wayne Jones
Stanley Wayne Jones of Baraboo, Wisc., was born on June 21, 1953, in Holly Springs, Miss. Stan, as he was known, was 65 years old and passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Stan was talented in sports, music and academics. He excelled at them all but music was one of his passions and he was able to master the trombone and trumpet at W.T. Sims High School in Holly Springs, Miss.
Stan grew up in rural Mississippi on a farm. After his mother passed away at an early age Stanley, his brother and sister were raised by his grandparents, Lewis C. and Enies Deberry-Jones of Red Banks, Miss.
Stanley earned and was awarded a BS degree in Industrial Engineering at Mississippi State University in Starksville, Miss. He excelled in his job, and was an Industrial Engineer mainly in the field of plastics manufacturing. He worked at several wellknown companies such as Union Carbide, Jet Plastics, and finally Gerber (NUK) in Reedsburg, Wisc.
Stan and his wife and best friend of 43 years were avid bowlers and often competed in tournaments nationwide as well as to socialize with friends, family and co-workers. He was a member and greeter at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo, Wisc. They also enjoyed working at the fish fry dinners at the Parish. He was also active in the community and could be seen helping regularly at the local food pantry in Baraboo. Stan also enjoyed photography with his main subjects being friends and family
Stan leaves behind his devoted wife and best friend, Lena; his brother, Peter (Cheryl); stepbrother, Sylvester, stepbrother, Robert (Patricia), stepbrother, Roosevelt (Maggie), stepbrother, Maurice, stepbrother, Charles, stepbrother, Dwight (Barbara); stepsister, Arlene (Felix), stepsister, Yolanda (Roger), stepsister, Brenda (Mark), and stepsister, Wanda. Children through love and mentorship: daughter Mercedes, and son Luseni; a living uncle, Wheatly; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Girth Jones Payne; his biological father, Jack Price; and his grandparents; sister, Delois Payne Pruitt; stepbrother, Eddie Payne; and stepbrother, Willie Payne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.