Horace  Jones

Obituary of Horace Wendell Jones

We bid farewell to the legendary gentleman, Horace Wendell Jones,known to many as Bud.

Bud Jones, a beloved member of the Albuquerque community, has left us with cherished memories and a lasting legacy. 

Born May 10th 1934 Bud filled the lives of those around him with exceptional cuts of meat, great food and lots of  laughter until his passing on July 16, 2023.


Raised by his loving parents, Willard Elvis Jones born in 1893 and America Lucille Jones born 1899, Horace grew up in Warren Co,  Kentucky with his 5 brothers

Raleigh Jones, Roy Jones, Beachum Jones,  Roger Jones and Lenard Jones

 and 5 sisters Louis Cole, Orene Leist, Lucille Dejuana, Ruby Fryer, and Edna Ma Flora


He proudly served his country with honor and dedication as he served in the Navy. He demonstrated bravery and commitment in his duties.  His service was greatly appreciated and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. 


With his 1st wife they had 3 wonderful children Carolyn Sue Jones, Faith Bethany Jones and Willard Pete jones.


Horace found his lifelong partner Wilma Jones and in 1959 they joined hands in marriage embarking on a journey filled with love and companionship. They raised 3 children together Jess Martinez, Danny Martinez, and Carolyn Sanchez.


 They also showered their nieces, nephews,grandchildren and friends' children with abundant affection. Horace's warmth and kindness made him a  grandpa  figure to many, leaving a lasting impact on all who knew him.


Horace dedicated a significant part of his life to Safeway, where he worked diligently as the manager in the meat department.  He brightened the days of both coworkers and customers. His unwavering commitment and contagious enthusiasm made every day at the grocery store an enjoyable experience for all.


While Horace may no longer be with us, his memory will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts. His wittiness, laughter, and genuine kindness shone brightly throughout his life, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Let us remember Horace Jones for the joy he brought to our lives and the love he shared with all.

Horace had a heart of gold and a laughter louder than a mariachi band. Whenever he walked into a room, joy followed him like a trail of glitter. His witty remarks could turn a frown upside down and his infectious laugh could brighten the dreariest of days.


Horace leaves behind a curious collection of memories that will be cherished forever. 


In memory of Horace Jones, we kindly request that you honor his legacy by bringing a smile to someone's face.  Farewell, dear Horace, may you forever live on in our hearts and fond memories.


Mr. Jones is survived by his son Pete Jones and daughter Carol Sanchez as well as many grandchildren, nieces,nephews and his  brother and sister in law  Roger(Dorothy) Jones.

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque
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