August 19, 1984 – July 26, 2021
Stuart Thomas Jones, 36, of Conway passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. Stuart was born in Texarkana, Texas to B.T. and Debbie Jones on August 19, 1984. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marvin Sharp, and paternal grandparents, Billy Neal and Linda Jones. Stuart leaves to cherish his memory his parents, B.T. and Debbie Jones; his children, Macy and Kai; his grandmother Ruby Sharp; aunt Julie Jones and cousin Tadd McCullough, as well as other family members and friends who knew and loved him. As a child, Stuart, was curious about everything. He loved bugs and was quick to be the first to spot an insect on the ground. When house-hunting with his parents as a seven year old, one of the deciding factors for him was that a particular house had a lot of toads in the backyard. His curiosity accompanied him throughout his life. In spite of his ongoing struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction and the feelings of hopelessness and emotional roller coaster they caused, there was also an intelligent, caring, creative and fun Stuart that his family and true friends know and loved. He was passionate about his children, animals, music, trivia, gaming (especially Halo) and, of course, Star Wars! Stuart had a very strong sense of justice. He believed strongly in respect for those who were often discredited and disenfranchised. He enjoyed spending time with friends on float trips, going to concerts, and just hanging out. He loved to research controversial subjects and debate them. We hope that those who knew him well will treasure good memories of Stuart. On June 25, 2021 Stuart posted on Facebook “If I’ve ever offended you or let anyone down in any way, I truly apologize.” Mental illness and addiction are serious problems in this country. They destroy people, their families and friends. Please be Kind. We never know anyone’s full story. May God have mercy on us all and may we, in turn, extend that mercy to those around us.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in Stuart's name to the Wounded Warrior Project. Visitation will be held at Griffin Leggett Conway chapel on Friday, July 30th from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 31st at 1pm in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Conway.
- Wounded Warrior Project
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July 30, 2021
Hope and Kai, I am so sorry for your loss. I know Stuart's sudden death has been a horrific shock to both of you, and to Aaron as well. It has also impacted the lives of his other family and friends. I will keep all of you in my daily prayers.
Kai, when your daddy could not deal with life as he knew it here on earth, that did not mean he did not love you! You, and others in his life, were the sunshine that helped make his troubled life more bearable over the years. He left behind for all of you, his love and cherished memories. In your sadness from his passing, I hope you will cling to those loving memories of your daddy, and knowing that you were special to him! Your daddy is no longer sad and angry with the world for the problems & situations he had to endure over the years. He is at peace now and not suffering any more. Your daddy was a good man, and I know one day you will understand what he was going through, and accept that he loved you even though his life was troubled here on earth.
Love and hugs, Grandma Sue and Grandpa Roy Carter
July 29, 2021
Stuart you were a true friend to me. I appreciate you letting me be myself to talk about everything no matter how crazy or out there my ideas could be. Any time I needed discussion on just about anything or just needed someone to listen and be there, you were and I appreciate you for that. You didn't judge and were always welcoming because you were a good friend and a good person. Some of our last discussions were about possibilities and theories concerning consciousness as an energy that never ceases to exist. I know that you have a remarkable energy that will be held onto forever by all of us that love you. The energy that made you who you are will always exist because you meant so much to so many and it was pure despite situations that tried to destroy it. We have a lot of memories over the years but my favorite times were spent just talking, joking, and hanging out and anything that made you laugh and smile. I always loved when you showed off your collections and told me about things that interested you and made you happy.
"No one's ever really gone ." - Luke Skywalker
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." - Yoda
July 28, 2021
Debbie and family,
You have been on my mind constantly since I heard about Stuart. I have not stopped praying for your comfort and strength. When Stuart would come to church, he was so sweet and friendly. He is now at peace and he would want you to be. He would never have hurt your heart on purpose. He was a kind person with a problem that he could not cope with anymore. You are a great Christian lady and God will get you through this in time..Keep singing and remember, "He'll do it again". I love you bunches and and here for whatever I can do.
July 28, 2021
Debbie, My thoughts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Much love to Macy. With heartfelt condolences, Leanne Bland
Raye Jean Linn
July 28, 2021
BT and Debbie, my heart breaks for both of you. I can’t imagine the pain that you all are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and in the days ahead. With love, Raye Jean
July 28, 2021
I played with you when you were a little boy--you were about six I guess--and I knew that I wanted to have a little boy of my own--and through a series of fortunate events--including IVF--I did. You were an inspiration for the creation of a new life. And when you were a little older you were stunned that I had a Pearl Jam "Ten" CD. So I guess for a while you thought of me as your cool "Uncle."
I know how much your father loved you.
He gave a lot of thought about your name, Stuart.
I think he wanted to impart a sense of being a caretaker like his paternal grandfather and father had been--tenders of their families and stewards of their land.
You were my second cousin, but I knew you were more than that. You had that same crazy spark that burned so quickly, just like my father had, and there were a million times I wish that he had lived long enough to have met you because you two were more alike than I could ever hope to be.
You will be missed, cuz, more than you'll ever know.
I love you.
And I am forever grateful for your inspiration.