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Service Saturday for Roger Dale Jones Jr., 44

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Roger Dale Jones, Jr., 44, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, surrounded by the love of his life, Tracie, and his two sons.

He was born September 26, 1976, in Valparaiso and graduated from Chesterton High School in 1995.

Roger trained as a mechanic and continued to enjoy every manner of automotive repair, even when much of it was done as favors for friends, and everyone seemed to be Rogerís friend. More appropriately, Roger was a father and friend to everyone. Sacrificing his own time, talents, and goods, he embraced his giving nature early in life and the emotional rewards that came with it. He became a family man and learned to love the domestic tasks that came with it, which allowed him to be at home and available for anyone that just needed to talk. His friendship extended to all generations, and he may even have stolen friends from his wife and sons. His dedicated following of the Cubs, Bears and Raiders, always gave him something to anticipate and share with his entourage. His premature home going leaves an emotional void in the lives of scores of family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Tracie Naillieux, sons, Curtis Jones (Cassie Carullo) of Chesterton, Zakary Jones (Adeline Balcerak) of Valparaiso, mother, Kathleen George of Knox, father, Roger D. Jones, Sr. of Portage, siblings, Jesse Hake and Joshua (Amber) Entze, his grandmother, Mary Easton of Portage, nieces and nephews, Rylee, Tyler, Aerin, Teagan, Amyia and Elijah, and many loving aunts, uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Skip Naillieux and grandmother, Martha Warren.

A visitation will be held Saturday, December 12, from 3 - 6 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of greater Chicago.


Posted 12/7/2020




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