Sammie Leon Jones, Sr., son of the late Melvin Jim Jones and Martha Kathline Twitty Jones, was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Mounds, Ark., and passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at his residence in Arbyrd, Mo., at the age of 66.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Jones, of Arbyrd; three sons, Sammy Leon Jones, of Colorado, Mark Krech, of Cardwell, Mo., and Michael Shumate, of Hollywood, Mo.; three daughters, Christy Damron, of Mounds, Tina Bishop, of Senath, Mo., and Patty Lancaster, of Marked Tree, Ark.; two brothers, William Keith Jones, of Cardwell and Kenneth Austin Jones, of Monette, Ark.; one sister, Helen Melvina Champion, of Cardwell; 16 grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lee Jones.
Funeral services were held at noon, Friday, June 17, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Bailey officiating.
Burial was in the Silverdale Cemetery.