Jed Ray Jones
April 25, 1968 – November 22, 2018
Jed Jones, 50, passed away on November 22, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at Centuries Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Jed was born in Norman, Oklahoma on April 25, 1968. Jed grew up in Norman, Oklahoma where he watched Sooner football and developed his love for soccer. He had an outstanding high school soccer career which led to an equally successful four years of college soccer. Jed loved his college soccer days and cherished the lifelong friendships he developed there. In both high school and college, Jed had amazing coaches and mentors. These men led him into a career of coaching soccer at many levels. Jed helped to coach high school, college, and even club soccer in Oklahoma all while playing on the semi-pro team in Oklahoma City.
Jed always had a dream of coaching NCAA soccer. He followed that dream and moved his family to Shreveport, Louisiana where he worked and eventually became the head soccer coach at Centenary College. After Centenary College, Jed moved on to the Louisiana State University of Shreveport, where he put together a men's and women's soccer program.
Jed won numerous player and coaching awards and had a wonderful soccer career. He spent countless hours on the soccer field and had a true passion for the game. Jed was one of the most knowledgeable people in the field of soccer. He was truly grateful for the passion and knowledge that was passed down from coaches and mentors, especially Gordon Drummond and Brian Harvey. Jed had one other true love and that was his children.
Jed was preceded in death by his son, Jordon Grant Jones; his mother, Johnelle Kidd Jones; and his grandparents. Jed is survived by his three children, Carson Reed Jones, Landry Kate Jones, and Jacob Wilson Jones; the mother of his children, Stacey Jones; his brother, Jeff Jones; and a niece and nephews, along with cousins.
- Carson Reed Jones, Son
- Landry Kate Jones, Daughter
- Jacob Wilson Jones, Son
- Stacey Jones, Mother of his children
- Jeff Jones, Brother
- Johnelle Kidd Jones, Mother
- Jordon Grant Jones, Son
- Mr. Jones is also survived by a niece and nephews, along with many cousins.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Jed Ray Jones
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November 26, 2018
The Norman,OK Marshall
Family.....Many years experiencing the joy of Jed's beautiful personality and warm friendship.We all loved Jed and we will miss him in warm thoughts.
The Marshall Family
November 25, 2018
The whole soccer family, especially Norman players and coaches, and all the Oklahoma City University collegiate group, which Jed Ray excelled in with his aggressive style and leadership, as a team captain.
To miss his further commitment with this great sport is a huge loss.
Thank you Jed Ray for all the wonderful moments.