|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1917|
|Death: ||May 17, 2008|
Dr. U.V. Jones II, resident of Lubbock for 40 years, born Nov.15, 1917, in Snyder, Okla., passed to his rest on May 17, 2008, at Covenant Hospital, attended by his wife and immediate family.
Dr. Jones is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Reba Jo Curry Jones; two sons, U.V. Jones III (and wife Ettie) of Midland, and Joe David (and wife Sheralyn) Jones of Austin; and four grandsons, U.V. Jones IV (and wife Laura) of Norman, Okla., Bullard Williams Jones of Midland, Peter Maxwell Jones and Peyton Daniel Jones of Austin.
Dr. Jones and his wife, Reba Jo, have been members of First Christian Church since their arrival in Lubbock. Dr. Jones was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Frederick, Okla., throughout his life.
Dr. Jones attended Oklahoma Military Academy, graduated from the School of Law at The University of Oklahoma, and pursued graduate studies at O.U. and The University of Washington; his post-graduate degrees included the J.D. (Juris Doctor) and a Masters in Legal Law Library Sciences. His legal career included service as County Attorney for Kiowa County, Okla., as a corporate attorney for Anderson Pritchard, as a private lawyer, and then Dr. Jones turned to an academic career for the last 30 years: first as Head Law Librarian at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and then returning to the Southwest in 1968 to co-found the (then) Texas Technological College School of Law, where he was Head Law Librarian, Professor of Legal Research and Writing, and in later years, Professor Emeritus of the Texas Tech University School of Law, with which he was connected from its beginning, and in whose successes he took great pride and satisfaction.
Together through all, U.V. and Reba Jo tenderly cared for their son, Daniel Ray, through his difficult life; raised and educated two surviving sons to maturity and their own families; and served their church and community throughout their time together.
A devoted son to his parents, U.V. and Grace; a sage father to his sons and grandsons; a loving and devoted husband to his bride, a patriot and a devout Christian - Dr. Jones' life was defined by a determination to do what was right, and a fierce love and sentiment for what was high and noble.
Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Hodges Chapel, First Christian Church, Broadway and Avenue X, in Lubbock, with Reverend Kim Clowe, First Christian Minister of Music, and Senior Pastor Dr. Michael Passmore conducting the service. A viewing will take place from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. in Hodges Chapel, prior to the service. The interment will be at 2 p.m., Friday, in Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, Okla. All services are under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. To send online condolences, please visit www.franklin-bartley.com.
His surviving family and friends send their blessings to her beloved husband, their beloved father and grandfather, as he is welcomed surely into the arms of his loving God.
U V Jones (1878 - 1976)
Grace Mae Bower Jones (1886 - 1977)
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: May 21, 2008
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