Born Aug. 17, 1953, in Gideon, Mo., son of Elmer Louis Jones and Emma Lou McAllister Jones, he had been a car salesman for approximately 35 years, 11 years with Glen Sain of Kennett. He was a member of the Poplar Bluff Masonic Lodge No. 209, a member of the Three Rivers Shriner's Club, where he had served as past president, and a member of the Malden Methodist Church.
On Jan. 3, 1997, in Malden, he married Verna Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Jones, of Malden; two sons, Art Jones and wife, Jill, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Jarrad Keating, of Hornersville, Mo.; a daughter, Brittney Keating, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a grandson, Brycan Jones; two brothers, Kenneth Jones and wife, Glenna, of Millington, Tenn., and Gill Jones and wife, Laverne, of Campbell, Mo.; two sisters, Elizabeth Kimmons and husband, Clark, of Marion, Ark., and Brenda Howell and husband, Billy, of West Memphis, Ark.; mother-in-law, Diane Smith, of Arbyrd, Mo.; father-in-law, Joe Smith, of Arbyrd; brother-in-law, Bobby Smith and wife, Brenda, of Senath, Mo.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and many friends.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the Methodist Church in Malden with Bill Hampton officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Malden Methodist Church.
Landess Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.