Gilbert O. Jones
May 13, 1920 – November 28, 2013
Gilbert Jones, age 93, of Arlington, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Arlington.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 122 N.E. 2nd Street, Grand Prairie, with Dr. Bill Skaar officiating. Assisting will be Dr. Jerry Poteet and Jim Goddard. Interment with military honors will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, in Arlington.
He was born Gilbert O’Neill Jones on May 13, 1920 in Grand Prairie, a son of William Jennings Jones and Teresa Mae Price Jones. Gilbert was a combat veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle near Berlin, Germany. After the war, he became a successful concrete contractor until he retired. He married Amy Smith and together raised four children. Gilbert had a passion for calf roping, horses and dogs. Gilbert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Amy Darlene Love; one grandson, Jeffrey Wade Jones; and one sister, Billie Doris Thomas. He leaves behind an amazing legacy for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild, in which they were all his greatest love and joy.
Gilbert is survived by his wife, Amy Jones; three sons, Travis (Nubbin) Jones and his wife Shirley of Grand Prairie, Texas, Larry Jones and his wife Barbara Dell of Irving, Texas, and Jerry R. Jones and his wife Barbara Kay of Arlington, Texas; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials can be made in memory of Gilbert to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
- Visitation Monday, December 2, 2013
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Gilbert O. Jones
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December 4, 2013
Angie, the friends are Ken and Scoot Baker. Ken and my husband went to high school together and after they both retired from the Air Force reconnected and we see them often. In a conversation i asked if they ever crossed paths with your Dad in England. You can imagine great conversation and stories that came from that out of the blue question. You mom and I were best friends in high school, in each other's weddings, went to Business College together, I was so sorry we lost contact over the years. She was so fun and special.
Janie Russell (McPhail)
December 1, 2013
Mrs. Jones and family. I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Jones. I was at your home in Grand Prairie so many times and remember what a nice, fun man he was. I loved watching him with his horses. Of course all that was long ago. I lived out of state when Darlene died but was heartbroken for her family. My husband and I have friends who were stationed with David and Darlene in England. Their daughter is great friends the Love girls. It is a very small world. God Bless you and your family. Janie Russell (married name is McPhail)