OBITUARY

Edward F. Jones

January 27, 1913February 15, 2013

Edward F. Jones passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the age of 100. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie. Interment: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, followed by a military service at 3:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Open viewing: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of choice. Ed was born Jan. 27, 1913, in Mexia to Kathryn and Hardy Jones. The family moved to Oak Cliff when he was young child and he and his brother, Casey, graduated from Sunset High School in 1931. Ed married Helen Brown on Nov. 18, 1936, and they were together until her death in August 1996. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. A portion of his service was aboard the submarine USS Plunger. At his death, he was the oldest surviving submariner in the country. He kept in touch with his fellow submariners throughout his life. Ed worked for the Dallas Tax Office and the Grand Prairie Tax and Urban Renewal offices. He will be remembered for his generosity and that he always had a joke to tell. Survivors: Several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • Burial Wednesday, February 20, 2013
REMEMBERING

Edward F. Jones

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Connie Axt

April 14, 2013

What a wonderful person and friend. He was a great friend to my father Fred Axt and our family. I remember when I was in college living across the street from his Texoma place he would take me to dinner often. I was so glad to see him celebrate his 100th Bday. Ed we will miss you so much.

Keith Post

February 24, 2013

While I did not have the honor of knowing or serving with Mr. Jones, he is a navy and submarine brother. Thank you for your service to your country sir, and now at long last sailor you have eternal fair winds and following seas. We send our condolences to his family and friends.

Keith F. Post, Executive Director
St. Marys Submarine Museum
St. Marys, GA 31558

Chaplain Ray Fritz

February 20, 2013

Our condolences to all of Ed's family, friends and loved ones! We are especially grateful for his service in the U.S. Submarine Force during WWII! May God bless his loved ones with peace, comfort them, and heal the broken hearts. For a true "Brother of the Phin" we say, "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. We salute you. Rest in peace." -- Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Patty Pace

February 19, 2013

Mr. Ed I will always remember your sweet smile and the growls you used to give me. I will surely miss you

Sharon Moore

February 19, 2013

So wonderful to have the time with Mr. Jones to record some of his life stories and to participate in so many birthday parties. You were great to choreograph with Randy Bridges for Putting on the Ritz, such great memories. Keep dancing with Helen and say hi to the puppies, with love, Sharon

February 19, 2013

REST IN PEACE TO OUR WONDERFUL FRIEND
YOU WILL SURLY BE MISSED
MAGGIE PAYNE-GIBSON

Carolyn Webb

February 19, 2013

Mr. Ed, you were a sweetheart! I will ways remember our dances to Drinking Champaign. I will miss you.

February 19, 2013

Love you Mr Ed. Keep singing our songs !
Diann

Bill Ousley

February 19, 2013

Mr. Jones, ole (or is it OLD) buddy, you'll be dearly missed. I've certainly enjoyed knowing and visiting you for the past few years. Your humor, love and jokes were much appreciated by me and all others. RIP, Mr. Jones.

February 18, 2013

Mr. Edd you will me missed very much. Loved your jokes.
Linda La Fond