In Loving Memory of Stanley Jones 1938-2023

Stan was born in Preston 6th September 1938.

He was the sixth child of Ted and Agnes Jones,

and grew up in Tattersall Street, off North Road

with his brothers and sisters Ted, Bill, Frank, Mary,

Catherine and Cliff. He went to St Thomas’s and

then to Trinty where he played in the Cricket and

Football teams, and played for Preston School Boys.

He went to Blackburn Rovers Youth. Later years

played for Roach Bridge and West End.


He joined his beloved Scots Guards –  2nd Btn,

serving in Cyprus, Germany, Suez and was in the

Guards Independent Para Company and for many

years Secretary of the Scots Guards Association.

After leaving the Scots Guards , he worked for

‘Visionhire’ and the Gas Board.


He married his beloved wife Val and had a daughter

Pamela and son Stephen. He was Secretary of the

55th Club and relished making it one of the best

Clubs in Preston, keeping the military traditions.

He also combined this with being Parade Marshall

for the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade for

many years until he had throat cancer. Him and Val

enjoyed the Bull and Royal for a drink during the

day for a number of years and made a lot of friends,

and then started to go into Hogarths, which he loved.


Stan’s funeral service will take place at

Blessed Sacrament RC Church on

Wednesday 20th December at 11.30am

followed with committal at Preston Crematorium.


Family flowers only please, but if preferred

donations can be made in Stan’s memory to

help support the work of

Scots Guards Benevolent Fund

c/o funeral director.