Thomas F Jones
October 20, 1926 – November 1, 2018
Thomas Floyd Jones
Age 92, born October 20, 1926, passed away on November 1, 2018.
Tom is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Alma (Craney), and wife of 11 years, Louise (Ladd).
Tom is survived by his loving children, Cathy Bucek (Tim), Randy Jones (Marce), Twins Mark (Pat) and Mike Jones (Stacy), Christy Bingham and Tom Jones (Beth), 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Tom was a veteran of World War II which he entered in October of 1944. Upon his return in late 1946, he married Mary in August of 1947. Tom had a several careers: In the 50s as a teacher and grain elevator owner/operator; in the 60s as a Regional Sales Director for Ralston Purina; in the 70s as a hog farm owner/operator, owner of a donut shop, real estate sales and finally insurance sales into his retirement in the late 80s.
Tom was a long-time member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Rogers, Arkansas and actively involved in the Knights of Columbus and Men’s Club.
Tom loved all sports, especially basketball (which he coached for years) and baseball (coached for years as well) any card game, the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and playing golf into his late 80s. His garden, which he took much pride in, was always a source of experimentation and joy too. Destin was a favorite winter getaway for Tom and Mary. Married for 54 years to Mary, Tom most of all loved his family and his many dear friends. He was an out-going, outspoken individual with a generous personality and passion for learning and teaching.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons Michael Bucek, Steven Jones, Kevin Jones, Chris Jones, Chas Bingham, Tommy Jones, and Patrick Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters Betsy, Julie, Jenny, Amanda, Rebecca, Natalie, and Libby. Visitation will be held on November 10, 2018 at 12:30pm at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers, preceding the funeral service at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Rogers. Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com
- Funeral Mass Saturday, November 10, 2018
Thomas F Jones
November 10, 2018
Dear Cathy, Randy, Chris, Mike, Mark, and Tom,
I heard of your father's death only this morning. I'm so sorry for your loss. My sister Paula died in August so I know what the death of a loved one does to your psyche.
I have happy memories of staying with you all in summers, both on the farm in Washington and the house in Montgomery. Good times.
We are planning a Jones reunion in 2019. (1987 was our last one.) Could one of you contact me and give me contact information for the whole family? email@example.com, 317-341-1847, or message me. Thanks so much. Lots of love, Your cousin Diane Sauer Brow