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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Richard Elwin Jones

July 20, 1934October 18, 2019
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Richard Elwin Jones, 85, of Fort Smith, passed away at his home on October 18, 2019.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Dorene (Layla) Taqi (Nader), Renate Haeckler (Phil), and Katherine Myhand (Brian); brother, Everett Jones; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family, including his ex-wife with whom he spent 28 loving years, Dorothy Jones. Richard was honest, caring, and a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many.

Although Richard retired from Baldor Electric as a computer programmer, he was often asked if he was a building contractor based on the house projects that he took on. His meticulous nature and strong work ethic were apparent in everything he did. Richard loved his time outdoors working tirelessly keeping up his property and building his road. He was always helping his family and others with projects - remodeling houses and various yard work projects. He loved hiking and going for long walks. For generations, the family game was pinochle and he was always willing to play. Later in life he learned to dance and was able to spend many years enjoying dancing with his special dance partner, Nada Wilburn.

Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 23rd with a memorial to follow at 11:00 am at Edwards Funeral Home, 201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorene (Layla) Taqi and husband Nader, Daughter
  • Renate Haeckler and husband Phil, Daughter
  • Katherine Myhand and husband Brian, Daughter
  • Everett Jones, Brother
  • Dorothy Jones, Ex-wife
  • Nada Wilburn, Special dance partner
  • Richard is also survived by his many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Paula and George Gifford

October 22, 2019

Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time. So sorry to hear of Dick's passing and also that we are unable due to distance to attend the services. Paula and George

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Biography

Richard Elwin Jones, 85, of Fort Smith, passed away at his home on October 18, 2019.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Dorene (Layla) Taqi (Nader), Renate Haeckler (Phil), and Katherine Myhand (Brian); brother, Everett Jones; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family, including his ex-wife with whom he spent 28 loving years, Dorothy Jones. Richard was honest, caring, and a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many.

Although Richard retired from Baldor Electric as a computer programmer, he was often asked if he was a building contractor based on the house projects that he took on. His meticulous nature and strong work ethic were apparent in everything he did. Richard loved his time outdoors working tirelessly keeping up his property and building his road. He was always helping his family and others with projects - remodeling houses and various yard work projects. He loved hiking and going for long walks. For generations, the family game was pinochle and he was always willing to play. Later in life he learned to dance and was able to spend many years enjoying dancing with his special dance partner, Nada Wilburn.

Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 23rd with a memorial to follow at 11:00 am at Edwards Funeral Home, 201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.