Cecil Frederick Jones, 95, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

He was born on May 13, 1923, in Utica to Alex Dale and Edna Delores (Wick) Jones. He was a graduate of Utica High School and attended Kansas State University.

He married Lauretta Virginia Brow in 1955 in Eckert, Colo. She preceded him in death. He was a rural mail carrier for 19 years.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, joining in February 1943, and participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theatre including the Western Caroline Islands, Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Leyte and the Northern Solomon Islands. He served until the end of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Dale, Hesston; a sister, Delores Huxman, Ransom; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Utica United Methodist Church; burial in Utica Cemetery with full military honors.

There will be no visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church, Utica in care of Schmitt Funeral Home,WaKeeney. KS, 67672.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.schmittfuneral.com.