Created August 27, 2018
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Donald Hugh Jones
Donald Hugh Jones
July 2, 1938 – February 25, 2019
Donald Hugh Jones, 80, of Van Buren passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at his home.
He was retired after serving 39 years in the Arkansas National Guard in Fort Smith
and had a small engine repair shop for 25 years. He was a 1957 graduate of Fort Smith High School.
He was a member of Belle Pointe Sam's Camping Club and Flight Masters R.C. Club,
both of Fort Smith. He was a member First United Methodist Church and the
Uplifters Sunday school class.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Frances (Ree) Jones;
and both parents, Cylde and Alma (Edwards) Jones.
He is survived by two sons, Jim Jones and wife Christy and Timothy Jones and wife Karen,
all of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Ashleigh Wilson and Dylan Jones, both of Van Buren;
three great-grandchildren, Chloe and Coltyn Wilson and Luke Jones, all of Van Buren;
one stepgrandson, Gary Perkins; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Alli and Garett Perkins
of Hackett; and a special friend and travel companion, Judy King of Branson, Mo.
Family will visit with relatives 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Ocker Funeral Home,
700 Jefferson St., Van Buren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2019, at
Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith
with full military honors, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Larry Scheers, Phillip Brickey, Jim Atchison,
Richard Lang, Danny Brewer, Bill Stamps and Otis Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Fort Smith Air National Guard.
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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