David W. Jones
David W. Jones
  • April 9, 1959 - September 8, 2017
  • Kingwood, Texas

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David Jones passed away peacefully Friday morning, September 8, 2017, from complications of metastatic cancer. He was born the youngest of three children on April 9, 1959 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Dorothy and Lt. Col. Clinton D. Jones. David grew up in Hope, Arkansas, graduating from Hope High School in 1977. He received a ROTC scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, graduating in 1981, and subsequently served in the US Army for 4 years at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and in Germany, prior to finishing his military career at Ft. Hood, Texas.
David attended SMU Law School in Dallas. During law school he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and served as Editor in Chief of the Law Review. He graduated in 1988 and was admitted to the Texas Bar.
David began his law career with Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, and returned to work with them in Houston for two additional periods during his career. He also worked with Bank One, Bank United and with Franklin Bank, where he served as General Counsel. David was practicing law with Jackson Walker LLP in Houston as a partner for the last few years while battling cancer.
After his first year at SMU Law School, David married Laurie Wood, love of his life, whom he had met at Vanderbilt. Their first son, Christopher Kendall, was born in 1988, followed by a second son, Bryan Geoffrey, in 1990.
David and Laurie have always been active in the church. David always felt that his most significant Christian service was his medical mission to Peru in 2012 and his well-digging experience with Living Water International in Guatemala in 2014.
David is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Laurie, his two sons Christopher (Houston) and Bryan (New York City), his sister, Billie Jones (Joseph Navarro) from San Francisco, his brother, Clinton Jones (Barbara Jones) from Charleston, and his sister-in-law, Karen Wood from Chapel Hill.
The viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, September 13th, from 5 PM until 8 PM at the Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood TX 77339. David will be interred at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston.
His memorial service will be held at the Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood 77345 on Friday, September 15th at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Water International, 4001 Greenbriar Drive, Stafford, TX 77477.