|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 2004|
Archie was the only child of David & Maude (Williams) Jones. He was born on a Sunday, at 9:07 pm and they lived at Box 52, Alvarado, TX.
Although born in Alvarado... Archie lived in Fort Worth, Texas as a child, living near the stock yards where his family always rode the street car around town and his father was an employee for Armour Meat Processing (this is where Spaghetti Warehouse is now located/closed). In early years they moved to Haskell, TX, and his parents opened Modern News Stand (magazine/tobacco), on the west side of the square. This town is where Archie attended most of his school years and graduated from Haskell High School in 1939.
With the outbreak of World War II, Archie enlisted in the Military, and was trained as a navigator and flew numerous missions over "Occupied Europe" (stationed mostly in Italy), from which he received several metals. His military time gave him a lifelong passion for flying so he quickly purchased his own plane and he and his first wife Virginia became members of several organizations such as the "Flying Farmers".
After the war, Archie went to work for Shell Oil as an engineer and lived many years in Houston where he was also a deacon in the Baptist church and helped build the church sanctuary, this was because he had a genuine enthusiasm for working with blueprints. Retiring from Shell after 32 years, he once again moved to Haskell and was busy in the community serving on the City Council and working with committee's at First Baptist Church.
He lived his last years in Lawton, OK with wife Jeanette Holt, and then moved to Wichita Falls, TX and was a member of Lamar Baptist Church in WF. His last jobs were once again working with blueprints for construction and pipelines.
Photos: Military in 1944. Maude, Archie & David 1920s. Child also 1920s.
David Archie Jones (1889 - 1972)
Maude Lee Williams Jones (1896 - 1985)
Created by: N Roberts
Record added: Aug 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20828111
You were proud of this airplane.|
Added: Nov. 23, 2009
Notes written by Archie...Tithing was not difficult for me to start. I was raised in a Christian home where tithing was practiced, so beginning with my little after school jobs I tithed. My wife Virginia was also from a tithing family so when we married o...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 20, 2009