Mr. Jones was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Roxton to William Henry and Synthia Claire (Turner) Jones. He graduated from Cotulla High School in 1958 and from Stephen F. Austin. He married Donna Lee Croft on May 26, 1962, in Fort Worth, eventually settling at their home on 40 acres near Papalote. He loved hunting and fishing and anything in nature. He was a business teacher, tennis coach and inventor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; two brothers, Charlie and Bobby; a sister, Myrtle; and sister-in-law, Betty.
Survivors include his son, Roy (Ann) Jones of Early; granddaughters, Sydney, Julie and Hannah Jones; a brother, Gene (Deann) Jones of Refugio; mother-in-law, Bonnie Croft of Eastland; sister-in-law, Bonita (Dick) Richards of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jones of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Friends and family were invited to gather at Taqueria Vallarta, 1611 Washington St. in Beeville, after the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home