Roy ‘Nevada Smith’ Jones
Roy “Nevada Smith” Alfred Jones, 90, a native Nevadan, died Aug. 15, 2006, in Carson City.
Mr. Jones was born March 21, 1916, in American Flat.
He attended the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City and lived for a time in Dayton.
He worked in law enforcement most of his life.
Mr. Jones was a conditional member of the American Law Enforcement Officers Association’s National CB Radio Posse and a member of the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He created a traveling Wild West show, the proceeds of which benefited the Eagle Valley Children’s Home in Carson City. He also was instrumental in organizing the camel races at Sacramento County’s Discovery Park, having raced camels for years in Virginia City.
Remembrances may be sent to 10101 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89511.
Northern Nevada Cremation and Burial Society is in charge of arrangements.