Obituary

Gary Don Jones

Age 79, a resident of West Fork, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born January 26, 1943 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the son of Donal Ralph and Thelma Agnes (DryBread) Jones.

Gary worked as a mechanic for McKnight's Garage and JC Penney for years, then he started driving a truck for Willis Shaw Express where he retired. He then was the Transportation Director for West Fork Public Schools. He was a past member of the West Fork Volunteer Fire Department and had served as a part time patrolman for West Fork Police Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Mirinda Jones and a brother Loy Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Mary Ellen Jones; a son Jimmy Jones and his wife Kathy of West Fork, Arkansas; two grandsons Matthew Jones of Seattle, Washington and Jackson Jones of West Fork, Arkansas; a sister Carola Courtney of Livonia, Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and extended families.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 9, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM at Luginbuel Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the West Fork Cemetery P.O. Box 676 West Fork, Arkansas 72774.
Funeral Service

5:00 pm
Visitation only
Visitation

5:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Final Resting Place
General

Jan 26, 1943

May 5, 2022

79

Tributes

Mary, Jimmy & family: I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was awesome & lots of great memories. RIP Gary
Cindy Duncan - Friend
I will always miss my brother. We had some great times. All my condolences to Mary, Jimmy, Kathy and the boys
Carola Courtney - Sister
Mary, Jimmy, and family, My heart felt sympathy to you all. Sending you love and prayers at this very sad time I treasure the memory of a visit to West Fork in 1959 and our most recent visit a few years ago when Mary and Gary visited San Jose. I will miss our most recent telephone conversations. Gary was a Prince. .
Erline Drybread Chiaramonte - First Cousin
Mary, it was sad to receive the news of Gary's passing. I have so many good memories of both you and Gary from working with both of you at Willis Shaw Express. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jimmy and family.
Alan Roller - Friend
Mary my heart broke when I heard my dear friend Gar-I passed away. He was such a joy. I thank you so much for being my special and dear friends. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. Vic-I (Vicky)
Vicky White - Dear friend
He was a wonderful man that cared about people he worked with
Martha Howle - Work
Funeral Service

5:00 pm
Visitation only
Visitation

5:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Final Resting Place
General

Jan 26, 1943

May 5, 2022

79