1/26/1953 ~ 7/1/2021
Asael (Ace) Wayne Jones, 68, of Meadow, UT, passed away peacefully at his home on July 1, 2021 from cancer. He was born on January 26, 1953, the third of four children, to Earnest Wayne Jones and Grace Louise Taylor in Rexburg, ID.
Ace grew up in the Rexburg area where he went to school, learned the meaning of hard work, and made many wonderful memories with his family and lifelong childhood friends, whom he treasured. He graduated from Madison High School in 1971 and worked different jobs that included moving to Texas for a while to run and train employees for the Orange Julius food chain. After moving back to Rexburg, he worked farming and driving truck. It was farming that brought he and his family to Meadow in 1978 to work for Dry Creek Ranch. He moved on from there to the mushroom plant in Fillmore, Utah. He eventually drove truck, hauling mushrooms for them. After that, he just kept driving. In 1996, he drove long haul for Ray Bethers Trucking. He made great friends and enjoyed his time there. In 1999, he started driving for Dalton Brothers Trucking. He always said there were no better guys to work with and made more great friends there. He was with Dalton Brothers until he retired in 2019. He enjoyed driving and seeing different places and things on his trips. He could talk to anyone, and usually did!
Ace was a hard worker and through the years, he drove over 4 million miles. He did regret the time he was away from his kids when they were growing up and then later, spending time with them and his grandkids. His family and friends were dear to his heart and they all have meant more to him than they’ll ever know.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jodi; his children, Wesley Wayne (SueAnn), Clearfield, UT; Brandy Lynn, Delta, UT; Terrance A. (Mindy), Woodscross, UT; Rusty Dee (Emily), Salt Lake City, UT; sisters, Louise Wright, Bonney Lake WA; Marilyn Benson, Rexburg, ID; Marie (Fred) Bening, Idaho Falls, ID; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law Gary Wright and Grant Benson.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Meadow Town Cemetery.