Edwin Ray Jones
Edwin Ray Jones
  • November 27, 1929 - December 20, 2017
  • San Angelo, Texas

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Edwin Ray "Ed"Jones passed away 12/20/17 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer and a short battle with Cancer. Ed was born in Magnum Greer Co. Oklahoma 11/27/29 to Dennis Martell Jones and Fannie Mabel Watson. Ed grew up in Littlefield, Texas and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute high school and Junior College.
Ed served in the USMC as a fighter pilot with VFM-114 and as a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Air Station from 1951 to 1955.
After starting a family in Dallas, TX Ed attended night school at SMU and received his BBA in 1961.
He worked at Frito-Lay in Dallas from 1961 to 1986 and received the 1970 SPEA International Man of the Year award.
In retirement he preceded to follow his love of painting. He was a member of the Dallas chapter of the Artists and Craftsman Associated serving as their President in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Fannie Mabel Jones and loving wife Flo Jones.
He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law: Dennis and Elaine Jones, of San Angelo TX and Tim and Linda Jones, of Memphis TN. Four grandchildren Shae Jones and his wife Sloane of Midland TX, Stacy Jones and his wife Christina of The Hague, The Netherlands, Hannah Jones of Austin TX and Ian Jones of Austin TX. Also, three great-grandchildren MaryAnn and Stacy Jones of Midland TX and Shelby Jones of The Hague, The Netherlands.
Ed will be laid to rest next to the love of his life Flo in Dallas.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday 01/03/18 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home Dallas Texas. Funeral Service and interment will be Thursday 01/04/18 12 p.m. Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home Dallas Texas.
The family would like to extend a special word of appreciation to the staff of Brookdale South San Angelo and the loving caregivers of Dianne Bass for the wonderful care extended to their father. And a heartfelt thank you to Kindred Hospice of San Angelo.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Kindred Hospice San Angelo, TX.