Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Samuel Frederick Jones (Fred) who passed away on 17th August 2021. Held at Ashley Methodist Church on Wednesday 8th September 2021
The church was filled with family, friends, and former work colleagues of Fred Jones, who was a central and much-loved father figure of the Marson family of our Methodist Church. Fred, a Yorkshireman, who from a background in the Yorkshire mining industry moved to Staffordshire with his family many years ago to work for Walkers Century Oils, Stoke on Trent, where he rose to become a Director of the company, representing the company throughout the world. Father of Pauline Marson, a stalwart of our Junior Church for over forty years, father-in-law of Peter Marson, grandad of Richard, Tracey and David and great grandpa to their children, Fred was loved by everyone because of his warm-hearted and generous nature, his sense of humour and his love of his family. The Service was conducted by the Rev’d Helen Kirk. Pauline Marson and her sister Anne Davies gave the Eulogy to their father and “Memories of Granddad” were given by Tracey Holland and her brothers Richard and David Marson. Cremation followed the service at Bradwell Crematorium, Newcastle under Lyme, with refreshments afterwards at Tern Hill Hall Hotel, Market Drayton.