Dallas James Jones, Sr., of Fort Gibson died Thursday September 14, 2017, in Muskogee. He was 95 years old.
Born July 29, 1922, in Jena, Louisiana, he was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lida (Stone) Jones. He married the love of his life, Carrie Mae Johnson in Gilbert, Louisiana on February 6, 1941, and they were married for 75 years.
Dallas was a World War II veteran. He was a rifleman in the 35th division serving under General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. Dallas was a man of many talents and skills. He worked as a carpenter, building everything from houses to roads and bridges. He was also a farmer, raising cotton, soybeans and corn on farms in Louisiana. He cut grapes in California, owned and operated a café and rolling grocery store in Lake Providence, LA and also built, owned and operated Jones Texaco in Crowville, LA. He never backed down from a challenge. Dallas was a member of the Fort Gibson Church of Christ.
Dallas is survived by his 5 children: Joyce Burdine and husband John of Fort Gibson, Dallas Jones Jr. and wife Clarice of Natchitoches, LA, Dennis Jones and wife Angie of Rockwall, TX, Kevin Jones and wife Dana of Stonewall, LA, Janet Kelley and husband Doyle of Fort Gibson, OK; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one sister, Betty Jo Whittington of Hitchcock, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carrie in September of 2016, brothers Ray, Albert, Varis, Otho, and Ben Jones, and sisters Hettie Eubanks, Verda Walters, Marguerite Jones, Loraine Nugent, and Opal Sharp and daughter-in-law, Sallie Ammons Jones.
Funeral Services will be held at 1pm Monday September 18, 2017, at the Fort Gibson Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Fort Gibson. Viewing will be on Sunday from 1-7pm. The family will be greeting friends at the funeral home from 2-4pm on Sunday.
Published on September 17, 2017