Ralph Norris Jones

September 2, 1939April 20, 2013

JONES, Ralph N., 73, of Tampa passed away April 20, 2013. He was a faithful Christian; an U.S. Navy veteran; an avid Alabama fan; and a skilled craftsman and could repair and build most anything. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Hilda of fifty-two years; son, Duane Jones (Amanda); daughter, Shari Moore (Tony); 4 grandchildren, Kevin Jones, Cailyn and Bryce Moore, Emma Jones. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013 with a funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Stowers Funeral Home. Interment will follow the funeral service at Sunset Memory Gardens.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Carmen Rivera

May 18, 2014

Hilda: This notice about ending the Guest Book just came in my emails. If you didn't see the message we sent on 4/23/13 I would like to leave you my phone #. It is 813-996-0541. I would love to speak to you and hope things are going well for you & your family. We've missed you. Pete & Carmen

Cynthia Wilson

April 26, 2013

Ralph will be so sadly missed by our family. He always brought such a welcoming smile, and added so much joy to our trips to FL. Kind memories of his thoughtful ways will remain in our hearts forever. Please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers...Sharing a picture of a special birthday prepared by Margaret for Danny and Ralph.

Bettie Nogueras

April 24, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to bless each, and everyone of you. Your loved one is rejoicing in heaven, and not suffering anymore. My prayers are with you and yours.Hold on to all the great memories you made with your Husband, Daddy and Granddaddy.

Candy Biggs Brown

April 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Pete & Carmen Rivera

April 23, 2013

Hilda: I'm sorry to be writing to you at this difficult time. Pete & I tried to locate you when we were planning our 50th Anniversary, to no avail. We are pleased to see you & Ralph also made it past 50 yrs. I gave my phone #'s to a lady at the Funeral Home. I would love to hear from you when you're ready. Love, Carmen

April 23, 2013

Mr. Jones and Family has been a Blessing to me. I will miss seeing you guys visiting Mr. Jones at the Alafia Village. My prayers are with you. Miracle Gross

Shari Moore

April 23, 2013

Deana (Dee) Fletcherr

April 23, 2013

Uncle Ralph has been a legend in our family for years. I remember growing up and playing with Duana and Shari in the in back yard pool. Uncle Ralph and Aunt Hilda always made everyone feel comfortable and loved, just as we all pray they know we feel the same about them.
I remember my 16th birthday and attending a family reunion in Alabama. There was a game called "I'm going camping do you want to go and what are you bringing?" I didn't catch on very fast to how the game was played and I was one of the last one's standing still trying to go on the camping trip Uncle Ralph stepped up behind me and say bring a dog. So, my next answer was a dog I finally got to go, not still understanding Uncle Ralph explained to me the item you bring had to start with you first name. I have loved this game since then and it has become a family tradition at our reunions now.
Uncle Ralph will be missed dearly, but I know that he is up above now rejoicing with his family and he will guide us with comfort though our grief. He will always be remembered for his smile and laughter, his love to his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. He was an outstanding person which, will never be forgotten, within our hearts, spirit, and love.
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted… “ (Jesus' words)