Clay Jones, 42, whose family own and operate Beech Bend Amusement Park, passes away

By | May 7, 2014

Clay JonesBEECHMONT, Ky. – Darren Clay Jones, 42, of Beechmont, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:22 a.m. at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Clay was born March 9, 1972 in Muhlenberg County, Ky. He was owner of Clay Jones Trucking and DC Transport, vice-president of Clay’s Trucking, vice-president of Beech Bend Raceway and Beech Bend Park.

He was also president of Clacey’s Auto & Hardware and Clacey’s Quick Fuel.

According to the obituary posted on the Tucker Funeral Homes Web site, he was a devoted husband and loving father and a leader in the community. He was a hard working entrepreneur who was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Renee Jones, daughter Clacey Renee Jones; parents Dallas and Alfreda Jones of Bowling Green (owners of Beech Bend Amusement Park); sisters Dana (Jonathan) Porter of Beechmont and Charlotte (Rick) Gonzalez of Hendersonville, Tenn.; nephews Broc (Rebecca) Porter, Reed Gonzalez and Grant Gonzalez; nieces Brianne (Jacob) Fortney and Rachel Gonzalez; and grandmother Viola Cottrell of Beechmont.

Funeral Services will be Thurs., May 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church in Greenville, Ky., with Bro. Steve Ayers officiating, assisting by Bro. Charlie Jones.

Burial will be in Bowling Green Gardens in Bowling Green.

Visitation will be Wed., after 5 p.m. at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Mr. Jones will lie in state at Second Baptist Church on Thurs. after 9 a.m. Online condolences may be made at