Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX


Donald Richard Jones

December 18, 1933March 20, 2020

Donald Richard Jones, 86, of Spring, Texas, entered eternal rest on March 20, 2020. He was born December 18, 1933 in Houston, Texas. Don graduated from Sam Houston High School. On June 23, 1956, he married the love of his life, Neva Ann Knigge. He served his country in the US Army and the National Reserve and afterwards worked in the oil and gas industry for Gulf Oil Corporation for 33 years. Don enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Left to cherish his loving memory, wife of 63 years: Neva Ann Jones; sons: Richard Jones & wife Maria, David Jones & wife Alicia; daughter: Donna Mercilliott & husband Griff; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Don took great pride in mentoring his family and friends and was always there for them.


  • Danny Luna
  • Zach Auer
  • Chris Forbes
  • Travis Ford
  • Ronnie Wagley
  • Luis Rodriguez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eric Wagley, Honorary Pallbearer


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Vicky Turner

March 25, 2020

I will always think of him as such a kind, caring and respectful man. He came into our school on several occasions to pick up Hannah and Liam or just to help Lindsey out with something.

What wonderful memories all of you can share about a life well lived.

Our sympathies for Neva and all of your family

Vicky and Ron Turner

kimberly and phyllis Burnette and King

March 23, 2020

We had the priviledge of living next door to Don. He was the epitome of what a perfect neighbor should be I Say we got lucky. Don would always look out for us handling alot of handyman duties and of course he never would charge or except money. He would call us to tell us we left our car lights on or Our dog had got out. We were so blessed to have known Don he never knew a stranger and would always stop to talk. Don we are surely going to miss you , thank you for everything. We know how proud you were of your family we will pray for them as I know losing you will be tough but you are with the lord where you will have eternal life I am so proud to call you my friend thank you

Phyllis and Kim

Bobbye Lynn

March 23, 2020

To many memories to even begin. The kindest, most gentle man I know. I am going to miss this sweet man so much!

Hugs to all!

Love......Bobbye Lynn

Janis Jones Richie

March 23, 2020

Cousins Florence, Norma and myself would have with lunch with Don and Neva. We always loved our visits and would talk about and remember our dads, the Jones brothers...ie Carl, Tom and Gerald. Of course Aunt Bobbie, Aunt Agnes ( the only sister of the Jones boys! ) Aunt Rose Lee and Aunt Thelma. The memories of us kids in the very early days of our lives were good and we had many many memories. I will cherish them always. To God be the glory! Rest in our Saviour arms until we meet again. Love and prayers to the entire Jones family in their time of need. Lovingly...Janis Jones Richie

Curtis & Suki Knigge

March 23, 2020

Too many memories to share just one. We had alot of barbecues, trips to the beach, and weekends hanging out. Don we will always love and miss you.
Sending hugs and prayers to the family as you go through this difficult time.

Michael Elam

March 23, 2020

Although I was not related to Don and Neva, they were always very nice to me when we crossed paths at family functions. Don with a handshake and conversations about the oil patch. A very kind and decent man. He will be missed.