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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

Dee Strickland Jones

September 23, 1918May 9, 2020
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Dee was born September 23, 1918 in Trout, Louisiana. He died Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

He joined the U.S. Army Infantry, Wolf Pack, which was the mainland combat force of the United States Army, October 8, 1941. He was stationed in France, Germany, and Belgium and was honorably discharged July 15, 1945. He dedicated his life to his Lord as a 9 year old, in 1927.

He married his wife of 58 years, Mildred Johnson on April 1, 1943. They subsequently moved to Port Arthur, Texas, where he worked for Texaco for 33 years. He and Mildred were very active at First Baptist Church, Port Arthur, Tx. where they made many life long friends. Dee was an active deacon, and taught 7th grade boys Sunday School for many years, which he loved.

Dee and Mildred moved to Nacogdoches, Texas in October, 1990. He volunteered at Medical Center Hospital Cancer Center for 11 years. They were members of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas from 1992 to present. He was also a 50 year Mason. Mildred passed away April 19, 2001, and Dee then married Barbara Sitton in 2002. They were married until her death in 2012.

Dee was preceded in death by wives Mildred and Barbara; son, Timothy Wayne Jones; and grandson, Jeremiah Jones.

He is survived by son Ken Jones and wife Annis; grandchildren, Clay and Angela Jones, Casey and Jenny Jones; great-grandchildren, Mason and fiancé, Jordan Bass, Morgan, Nathan, Noah and Luke Jones, all of Nacogdoches; deceased son, Tim Jones; grandchildren, Ryan Jones of Houston, Jessica Jones Harless and Adam Harless of New Orleans; great-grandchildren, Knox Strickland Harless and Makenzie Jones of Bridge City; his daughter, Vickie Thompson and husband Jim; grandchildren, Seth Thompson and wife Sarah, Aaron Thompson, Garrett Thompson and wife Erika; great-grandchildren, Jake, Grace Ann, Alexis and Lorelei Thompson, all of Waco.

Dee was an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of the outdoors. He also loved Southern cooking, which was Mildred’s specialty, and most of all, Dee loved a “good cup of coffee”. He was a champion 42 player, and took his game playing very seriously.

He loved his family, and his Country, and was a blessing to those he met. Most of all he loved the Lord with all his heart and it was his desire in life to share the Gospel with people he met. John 3:16 was his favorite verse.

The family would like to thank the loving staff of The Arbor in Nacogdoches. His beloved care givers, Belinda Wallace, Stacey Garrett, Elizabeth Ann Shepard, Kashece (Ty) Wallace, Nikki Duckett and Sharon Hunt for their love and devotion to Dee.

We would especially like to thank Judge Jack Sinz for his loyal friendship and the standing checker games with Dee every Tuesday morning.

Due to current circumstances, there will be small family graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Love, Inc. of Nacogdoches at www.loveincnac.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Clay Jones , Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Thompson , Active Pallbearer
  • Casey Jones , Active Pallbearer
  • Garrett Thompson, Active Pallbearer
  • Seth Thompson, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Jones , Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Private Graveside Service

Memories

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Steve Tindall

May 13, 2020

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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Hugh and Dianne Johnson

May 12, 2020

Dee was always such a nice gentleman. It was always such a pleasure to be in his presence. The family would come to Eastman every summer. I looked forward to seeing the Jones’s’ every year. So thankful I had the opportunity to know this special man.
Prayers for the family left to carry on his legacy.

Nikki Duckett

May 12, 2020

I Know you are enjoying the ice cream and yellow things ... and you some fried chicken. I’m going to miss you so much .. love your Bubba

Stacie Garrett

May 11, 2020

I know the angels are rejoicing❤️❤️❤️

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Biography

Dee was born September 23, 1918 in Trout, Louisiana. He died Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Nacogdoches.

He joined the U.S. Army Infantry, Wolf Pack, which was the mainland combat force of the United States Army, October 8, 1941. He was stationed in France, Germany, and Belgium and was honorably discharged July 15, 1945. He dedicated his life to his Lord as a 9 year old, in 1927.

He married his wife of 58 years, Mildred Johnson on April 1, 1943. They subsequently moved to Port Arthur, Texas, where he worked for Texaco for 33 years. He and Mildred were very active at First Baptist Church, Port Arthur, Tx. where they made many life long friends. Dee was an active deacon, and taught 7th grade boys Sunday School for many years, which he loved.

Dee and Mildred moved to Nacogdoches, Texas in October, 1990. He volunteered at Medical Center Hospital Cancer Center for 11 years. They were members of First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas from 1992 to present. He was also a 50 year Mason. Mildred passed away April 19, 2001, and Dee then married Barbara Sitton in 2002. They were married until her death in 2012.

Dee was preceded in death by wives Mildred and Barbara; son, Timothy Wayne Jones; and grandson, Jeremiah Jones.

He is survived by son Ken Jones and wife Annis; grandchildren, Clay and Angela Jones, Casey and Jenny Jones; great-grandchildren, Mason and fiancé, Jordan Bass, Morgan, Nathan, Noah and Luke Jones, all of Nacogdoches; deceased son, Tim Jones; grandchildren, Ryan Jones of Houston, Jessica Jones Harless and Adam Harless of New Orleans; great-grandchildren, Knox Strickland Harless and Makenzie Jones of Bridge City; his daughter, Vickie Thompson and husband Jim; grandchildren, Seth Thompson and wife Sarah, Aaron Thompson, Garrett Thompson and wife Erika; great-grandchildren, Jake, Grace Ann, Alexis and Lorelei Thompson, all of Waco.

Dee was an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of the outdoors. He also loved Southern cooking, which was Mildred’s specialty, and most of all, Dee loved a “good cup of coffee”. He was a champion 42 player, and took his game playing very seriously.

He loved his family, and his Country, and was a blessing to those he met. Most of all he loved the Lord with all his heart and it was his desire in life to share the Gospel with people he met. John 3:16 was his favorite verse.

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