Rufus R. Jones

Kansas City Star – November 17, 1993

Rufus R. Jones, 60, central Kansas City, a restaurant owner and former professional wrestler, died Nov. 13, 1993 in Brunswick, Mo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence A. Jones Linwood Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

Mr. Jones was a professional wrestler from 1969 until he retired in 1987 and had been Central States and Mid-Atlantic States tag team champion in the World Wrestling Federation. He had owned the Ringside Restaurant and Bar since 1991. He was a Mason. He was a member of Twenty Good Men. He was born Carey L. Lloyd in Clio, S.C., and moved to this area in 1970.

Survivors include his wife, Brooksie Jones Lloyd of the home; three daughters, Kendall Lloyd of the home, Crystal Adams, Grandview, and Melaney Lloyd, Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, Dan Lloyd, Jessie Lloyd and John Lloyd, and two sisters, Mary Brown and Ruth Frager, all of New York City; and a granddaughter.

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