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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Donald Bruce Jones

May 22, 1927November 7, 2019
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Donald B. Jones (Don), 92, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away November 7, 2019. Don was born May 22, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska to William Wesley and Jennie Almira Jones.

He served his country enlisting in the US Navy in May of 1945. Don graduated from the Lincoln School of Commerce with a degree in Advanced Accounting and CPA training.

Don began his career with the Capitol Outdoor Advertising Company and was on the Board of Directors at the parent company Western Good Roads, as manager of the Oklahoma Division. In 1957, he joined American General Life Insurance. In 1959, Don decided to take on new work ventures, starting both a sign business and purchasing Capitol Glass on Robinson Ave. in Oklahoma City. Eventually, he and Vona Lou would focus only on Capitol Glass and would later relocate that business to Warr Acres where he would retire in 1997.

Don was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Advertising Club and Sales Executive Club, Boy Scouts and PTA. Don was a longtime member of Northwest Christian Church where he served in many positions, including acting as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of Elders, and he taught Sunday school for many years. He later joined New Covenant Christian Church.

Don is survived by his longtime love, of 72 years, Vona Lou. The two were married in Lincoln, NE, August 29, 1947.

Don is survived by his children: Bob Jones and wife Debora Sue of OKC, OK, Kathy Harris and husband Dan Harris of OKC, OK, Pam Davis of OKC, OK, Wendi Burleson and husband Thomas Burleson of McKinney, TX; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A service to honor Don will be 11:00am, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at New Covenant Christian Church, 12000 N Rockwell – Graveside with Military Honors to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Garden, 8701 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • FAMILY

  • William Wesley Jones, Father (deceased)
  • Jennie Almira Jones, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond Lee, Brother (deceased)
  • William Wesley Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Cleo Mae, Sister (deceased)
  • Evalyn Velma, Sister (deceased)
  • Vona Lou Jones, Wife
  • Bob Jones, Son
  • Debora Sue Jones, Daughter-in-law
  • Kathy Harris, Daughter
  • Dan Harris, Son-in-law
  • Pam Davis, Daughter
  • Matt Davis, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Wendi Burleson, Daughter
  • Thomas Burleson, Son-in-law
  • Don had 11 wonderful grandchildren and 13 beautiful great-grandchildren who will miss him dearly.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brad Jones
  • Bryan Jones
  • Daniel Harris
  • Zach Smith
  • Brady Mann
  • Cory Davis
  • Michael Davis
  • Jake Harriger

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Memories

Donald Bruce Jones

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Lynn Simonds

November 12, 2019

So very sorry to hear of uncle Don's passing. Lynn

Tim Redshaw

November 11, 2019

Don was my first boss in the glass business and probably my favorite.
With deepest sympathy so sorry for your loss.
Loved my time at Capitol glass
Tim Redshaw

Randi Davis

November 11, 2019

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Navy days in San Diego - flexing his muscles

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Don in his Navy uniform

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Navy days in San Diego - flexing his muscles

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Don in his Navy uniform

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Don with his parents

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Don, his Navy pal Pat and “The Pumper”

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Don and Vona Lou “Going Away” photo, August 1947