Oct. 29, 1991 Fordland Webster County Missouri, USA
This is a very good friend to our family, He was the dad and grandpa to our family. He would help anyone, and never request anything back. What a wonderful man, person, he was to us, and many, many others.
Obit; James Earl Jones Fordland- James Earl Jones, 67, Fordland, died about 4 p.m, Tuesday of injuries suffered in a farming accident.
He was born April 13, 1924 in Webster County to Jim Jones and Maude Henry Jones Bowers and Married Della B. Williams on Oct. 19, 1946, in Ozark. A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, he was a member of Fordland United Methodist Church and had attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City in 1954, He was the owner of Jones Auction Service, a farmer and a bull shipper, renting stock and registered bulls. He was employed by Springfield Regional Stockyards at the time of his death. He had served on the Webster Electric Coop Board for many years.He also was a board member for ASCS and was originator and board member of Cave Springs Southwest Trail Riding Club. He was president of Cave Springs School Reunion. He was a lifetime softball player, three-time past master of Mount Olive Lodge #439, past patron of Eastern Star Bethel Chapel #281 and a member of Scottish Rite of Joplin, and VFW in Marshfield.
Surviving are his wife, Della, of the home; two sons, James Earl Jones, Jr. and his wife Donna, Fordland, and Randall J. Jones, and his wife Darlene, Rogersville; two daughters, Brenda L. Andrews, Springfield, and Reatha Ann Wilkerson and her husband Charles, Fordland; other claimed children include, Vivian Cutbirth, Galena, and John and Valerie Collup, Fordland; a brother; Clarence Jones and his wife Lucille, Marshfield; a sister, Mable Ellison, Rogersville; seven grandchildren; four claimed grandchildren; a host of other claimed children; and serveral nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nove. 2, in Fordland High School Gym with the Rev. W. Thomas Robison officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Fordland. Under direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with masonic services to begin at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fordland United Methodist Church.
Funeral Card; front has in Loving in Memory, on inside it ha the twenty-Third Psalm.
In Memory of James Earl Jone Born April 13, 1924 Webster County, Mo Found Eternal Reward Tuesday, October 29, 1991 Funeral Services High School Gyn Fordland, Missouri Saturday, November 2, 1991 1:00 p.m. Officiating Dr. W. Thomas Robison Final Resting Place; Mt. Olive Cemetery Fordland, Missouri
Pallbearers; Harvey Wilkerson - Vanton Hathcock Calvin Orr - Jake McMillian Dale Kensinger - Rex Allen HONORARY PALLBEARERS Doug Galloway - Doug Cron Norman Willis - Norman Cass David Harmon - John Jones William Stroud - Ross Loveland Frank Andreatta - Paul Andreatta Clifford Wilson And All Free Masons
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Earl, here is your cowboy hat, You always wore one... Just wanted to let you know, you are missed so much, and loved by them as well. rest now, till we meet again,Love -
JHarrison Added: Jun. 23, 2009
Earl Thank you very much for serving our Country, What a blessing and a pleasure it was to know you. Rest in peace now, you are missed and loved by so many, you are thought of, -
JHarrison Added: Jun. 23, 2009