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TAHLEQUAH – Graveside services for Thomas M. Jones Jr. will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 24, at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with the United States Army Honors Team officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, from noon to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 24, 8–11 a.m. Services are under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Please sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net. Thomas M. Jones Jr., the son of Thomas M. Sr. and Pearl (Alexander) Jones, was born June 20, 1930, in Emet, Okla., and he passed peacefully from this life on Dec. 20, 2015, in Tulsa, at the age of 85 years and 6 months. Thomas served his country proudly in the United States Army from June 30, 1951, until he retired as a CW4 on June 30, 1971. He was a Korean War veteran. He was also a business license inspector for Kern County, Calif. Thomas earned his master’s degree and was a psychometrist for the Fort Gibson, Okla., school district for several years. He was an avid gun collector, and enjoyed classic cars, electronics and watching NASCAR and football. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family and friends. Thomas touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of over 60 years, Donna Nadine Jones; and two brothers, Larion Gene Jones and Larry Ferrell Jones. He is survived by a loving family which includes his children, Paula A. Wolf and husband Michael of Hulbert, Sheryl R. Townsend of Tahlequah, Jennifer D. Keller and husband Edward of Topeka, Kan., and Mike T. Jones and wife Dana of Tulsa; his sisters, Carol Iriart-Rose of Keller, Texas, and Ruth Wilhite of Stilwell; 10 grandchildren, Angela Ingram, Melanie Evans, Matthew Johnson, Amelia Brown, James Townsend, Harley Johnson, Valerie Maher, Edward Max Keller, Alex Jones, and Camille Jones; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 918-456-8823.
Published on  December 24, 2015
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