Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery

13313 North Kelley, Oklahoma City, OK


Sidney Francis Jones Jr.

February 12, 1937May 15, 2018

Sidney Francis Jones, Jr. passed away on May 15, 2018 at the age of 81. Sid was born on February 12, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He graduated from Classen High School, class of 1955, in Oklahoma City where he met his wife of 60 years Maryanne Pozaro Jones. Sid attended Oklahoma University where he received a degree in Petroleum Engineering and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Reservoir Engineering from Louisiana State University. He was a fraternity member of Lambda Chi Alpha at Oklahoma University. After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, Sid went on to have a lengthy and successful career in the Oil and Gas Industry. He was registered as a professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana and was a 58-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers until his passing.

Sid is survived by his loving and devoted family including his wife, Maryanne Pozaro Jones, and their three children: Mitzi Anne Hale and her husband Lloyd R. (Rick) Hale; Michael Frank Jones and his wife Donna E. Jones; and Marie Michelle Lang and her husband William (Bill) Lang. Sid left six grandchildren: Richard Coleman Hale, Brittany M. Fox, Bradley T. Benditz, Bridget G. Benditz, Jordan E. Jones and Jacob M. Jones.

He was a wonderful, kind and generous husband, father and grandfather who lived life with an exuberant happiness and joy. He cherished his friendship with his many pet dogs who were loving companions during his lifetime. He enjoyed spending time near the water, beaches and lakes where he loved swimming, fishing and boating. He also traveled the world with his wife and enjoyed playing bridge.

A private funeral and burial will be held on June 2, 2018 at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Sid will be laid to rest in the family plot at the cemetery where his mother Helen Key Hann and his father Sidney Francis Jones are interred.


  • Michael Frank Jones
  • Lloyd Richard "Rick" Hale
  • William "Bill" Lang
  • Chad Fox
  • Bradley T. Benditz
  • William Wilson


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2018


Sidney Francis Jones Jr.

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Benton Clark

June 1, 2018

I was also one of the members of our group of five very close friends (later expanded to eight). We all ended up in different places all over the U.S., but did manage to meet or interchange e-mails from time-to-time.
We witnessed the coming together of Sid and Maryanne early in High School, and how their relationship just grew and grew. They were deeply in love then, and always.
For a short while, our families both lived in Tulsa, when the children were young, creating some very nice memories. We also later had a couple of very nice visits in Santa Fe together, and had unfulfilled plans to get together in Florida someday.
Sid was an ambitious, but very friendly person. His success in the oil patch revealed he probably had the best business-sense of any of us.
Just last year, we made additional attempts at contact, but unfortunately were unsuccessful.
But he will be missed, just the same. Condolences to the entire family.

John King

May 31, 2018

Always a great friend. Somewhat low key as if he knew everything about anything - and probably did. Will be missed.

Larry Clark

May 31, 2018

I was shocked to hear of Sid's passing. He has been a friend since the 5th grade in 1947. (70 years) He was one of four close friends who stayed together from Grade School to the end of High School in 1955. We had such a great time in school and scouting. We took numerous camping trips together. Truly unforgettable experiences.

I am sure he will be truly missed by all his friends and family.

Owen Lafferty

May 30, 2018

Sorry to hear about Sid's death. He was a wonderful roommate in college. Later on I lost communications with him which is sad to me. God Bless you.
Owen Lafferty