OBITUARY

Gary Darwin Jones

5 July, 194028 August, 2020
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Gary Jones left this earth to be with our Lord on August 28, 2020 at the University of Kansas Hospital due to complications from a short battle with cancer. He was a loyal and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Edith; 2 children, Lori (Barham), her husband, Glen, and Damian, his wife Mari; 5 grandchildren, Dakota, Olivia, Maddy Barham, Victoria and Jeffrey Jones; and 3 great-grandchildren, Dinah, Jean-Luc, and Leo Barham.

Gary was born in Maryville, MO on July 5, 1940 to Victor and LaVonne Jones. Gary was an only child and overcame many obstacles in his life during his 80 years. He was premature at ~ 7 months old. He survived a fall and serious head injury at age 3. He had 2 heart bypass surgeries, one in ~ 1980’s and one later in the 1990’s. He took good care of himself after his heart surgeries, including counting out serving sizes of food and walking at least 2 miles every other day (rain, sleet, or snow). He carried a walking stick to ward off vicious (or not so vicious) dogs and also brought home a number of items (tools, bungee cords, money, etc.) that he found along his route over the years.

Gary was fiercely proud of his military service to our country in the United States Army. He had a strong work ethic and worked as a lumber salesman for many years and could identify any piece of wood scrap presented to him. He worked briefly for KDOT and retired from the medical records department at the University of Kansas Hospital. He appreciated our democracy and after retirement he was a poll worker at the local voting station. His goal was to live to his 80 birthday, which he achieved. He was a faithful Catholic and was not happy that he could not attend mass due to the pandemic. He watched mass and the rosary daily on TV in lieu of attending in person. He had a whimsical side and liked to tell jokes, especially to his doctors and dentist.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Glen Barham
  • Damian Jones
  • Jeffrey Jones
  • Olivia Barham
  • Lori Barham

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 3 September , 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, 3 September , 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, 3 September , 2020

    PREVIOUS SERVICES

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Patrick Broiles

7 September 2020

Gary was a good guy and a great friend and companion to my sister Edith . I was surprised when she told me he was sick . He took care of himself and his family over many years . I think he knew how to level the road so that the ups and downs were smoother for his family .
He will be missed by myself and my family . Many blessings Bro .

Sally Maack

2 September 2020

Dear Eddie and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Wish I could attend and give you a big hug Eddie, but I'm afraid I have another commitment that I can't ignore. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Sally rotter Maack

Jodi Gibson (Tucker)

2 September 2020

Lori, Damian, and Eddie,
I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
There are sooo many memories from my childhood that include Gary and being at your house. To ask for just one is impossible.
Please know he will be missed and I am here if you need anything!
Love and hugs to you all!!!

Heidi Garza

2 September 2020

Uncle Gary used to tell everyone that Damian was going to be a ball player. I always (and still) admired that he had so much faith in his kids that he would proudly tell everyone how great they would be. Thank you Uncle Gary for your great example. I will cherish it always.

Candy Chestnut

31 August 2020

Condolences my friend to you and your family. I genuinely wish there were actions or words that would take away the feeling of loss and pain of losing your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lori, let me know if there is anything I can do for any of you. 💕

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