David Joseph Jones
David Joseph Jones
  • May 20, 1941 - July 13, 2017
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Say not in grief, "he is no more"
but in thankfulness,
"that he was."
David Joseph Jones
May 20, 1941-July 13, 2017

Heaven welcomed another angel on Thursday, July 13, 2017 after a short illness.

David, Dave or DJ, as he was lovingly called, was born to parents, James and Madeline Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended St. James Catholic School and Emmerich Manual High School, both in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dave is an Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War in 1965-1966. He spent many years as an insurance agent in Scottsdale Arizona, California and New Mexico before returning to Indiana. Dave has resided in Mesa, Arizona for 25 years, owning his own business in the trucking industry.

David leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Lou (Kampschroer) Jones, daughter, Angela (Jones) Swatts, son, Kevin Jones and wife Deborah Jones, daughters, Kristina (Jones) LaRue and husband Wilson LaRue and Melissa (Jones) Eller and husband Jim Eller. As well as, his 11 beloved grandchildren: Zachary McCormick, Tyler Jones, Logan McCormick, Connor Swatts, Jacob Jones, Luke Jones, Emma Eller, Avery Eller, Mason LaRue, Ava Eller and Gage LaRue. He has 2 great grandchildren, Kira McCormick ad Wesley McCormick. Each of them will forever hold their own specials memories of their "Papaw" or "PopPop" in their heart.

Surviving siblings are Tom Jones (Beth), Judy Walker (Dick), Theresa Ruffin (Joe), Jennifer McCorkle, Jim Jones (Connie) and Paula Jones. Surviving sisters-in-laws are Reata Fanshaw and Pamela Semb (Mark), Mary Kampschroer, Janice Kampschroer, and Barbara Kampschroer.

Preceding him in death are his parents, James and Madeline Jones, Father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Lillian Kampschroer, brothers-in-law Dr. Roger Kampschroer, Dr. Bernard Kampschroer, Dr. David Kampschroer, Harley Fanshaw and Dan McCorkle.

Dave was a member of St. George Church. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 12 pm at St. George Church 300 E. 16th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ.

We will miss all Dave's witty sense of humor, love of playing guitar and singing music and above all the love of his family. May he rest in peace until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers please make donations: http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_tributes.asp

I'm Fine
Don't grieve for me for me, for now I'm free
I've left behind some misery,
My days of youthful agility were no longer a possibility
My weak joints and cloudy eyes were longing for heavenly skies.
Before I lost all dignity, you let me into eternity.
Don't grieve for me, you've set me free.
Just remember me how I used to be.