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Gary Paul Jones

October 4, 1939 - October 2, 2019

Gary Paul Jones, 79.9, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Allen Texas.   He was born on October 4, 1939 to his parents, Rees and Rose Jones of Dallas Texas. Gary graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961.  After working for the family, Gary began his career at JCPenney where he worked for more than 30 years as Senior Systems Engineer.  He retired in 2000 and moved to Longview, Texas where he took up golf, cooking, traveling, wine exploration and spending time with his grandkids.

Not only was Gary a great father, brother, uncle, cousin and Paw Paw, he was a great friend and neighbor to many! Gary truly touched many people on his 80 year journey. He had the incredible gift of building very special and unique relationships with so many. Gary’s quick wit and silly one liners will be deeply missed and many will live on for generations.  He was truly one of a kind and we will treasure all the memories. 

Gary is survived by his four children; Julie Callaway and her husband, Thomas of Tyler Texas, Amy Jones of Allen Texas, Kristy Robinson and her husband, Danny of Crowley, Texas and Michael Jones of Niagara Falls, New York; loving grandchildren, Clint Kalinec and his wife, Shelbi of Saginaw, Texas, Brand Grice of Crowley Texas, Brittany Grice of Austin, Texas, Michael and Kristy Jones of New York; sister, Jackie Webb; step-brother, Herman Mullins and his wife, Bobbie of Whitewright, Texas; step-sister, Martha Woods of McKinney Texas; over 20 nieces and nephews and so many great cousins.  

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, Jerry Jones, Joe Jones and his wife, Jean and Butch Frazier.  

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday October 10, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen Texas 75013. An inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.  The family will receive friends during a remembrance gathering on Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  

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What a bright light in this uncertain world! I will truly miss Gary's smile and sense of humor. I love all of our patients but there are some that are just special and he was one of them. I will miss seeing him. Heaven got a true angel! Donita Stegman, October 9, 2019 For the last several years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Gary and take care of him. He was funny, charming and very fun to talk to. My condolences to his daughters and his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. I always had to ask him his birthdate before I treated him and it became a funny joke. I will miss your smiling face. 10-4 Good Buddy. Janet Hershey, October 9, 2019 Such a JOY to know and care for! Always bringing smiles to our office. He amazing smile, jokes and laughter will be missed!! Thank you, Jones family, for sharing him with us. You are in my prayers.
Clara Vanderson-Brown with Texas Oncology, October 8, 2019 We only got to know Gary in the past few years but he quickly became a dear friend. His quick wit, the little skip he through in when he was walking and his skills in the kitchen were amazing. He would often call and say" I made soup and I'm bringing some over "or "I made meatloaf and I'm bringing some over" and once even "I made meatloaf soup and I'm bringing some over"! There was never any doubt when you knew Gary that he was a man who loved his family. He was a man of integrity, intelligence, concern for others, and a zest for life, He will be sorely missed. Don and Barbara Newell, October 7, 2019 Gary will always be remembered fondly by me as a good friend to my father John Daley and his wife Pat as well as a funny Santa who greeted us year after year with a smile and laughter. May he Rest In Peace and continue to share his joy of being from the higher realms of life. Much love and compassion to his family and friends.
Marie Georgopulos , October 7, 2019 Oh my dear Gary Paul, your baby brother loved you so very much. You were the only two grown men I ever heard say “I love you” to one another. You were always there when he needed you. And when I or any of my children did. You were a special man who guided my children and I through some tough times these past 3 years and 8 months since Butch died. You stood by him during that last goodbye. He was anxiously awaiting your reunion. He and Joe were probably pushing each other to get to you first, and of course Buddy, Reese, your Mother, Papa, and all the myriad of people whose lives you so profoundly impacted. I’ll bet Nellie Rose, your beloved mother gets her arms around you first. I love you so much, Your sister-in-law,
Linda Frazier, October 7, 2019 Gary Jones was a good man full of laughter full of joy. He has 4 beautiful children with hearts of gold. Gary always welcomed you into his home with open arms and never met a stranger. If you were friends of the family you were family whether you met him once or dozens of time. He will be greatly missed by one and all. May he rest in peace! Andrew Aquatero Jr., October 7, 2019 Our oldest and dearest friend of sixty years. I called him my other husband. He loved life, his family and his friends. He will be so missed by anyone who knew and loved him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. Wanda Roddy, October 6, 2019 Gary will be missed by everyone that ever met him. My best friend for 60 years. Loved this man. Bob Roddy, October 5, 2019 Although it has been many years since our paths have crossed, I can still hear Gary and his dead pan one liners. As a business associate, Gary and I traveled a lot together, it was always a pleasure, always entertaining, and always productive. Gary was a good friend who will be missed. God Bless!
Jim McCormick, October 5, 2019 A good man and friend. May he rest in peace, no more pain or sorrow. William Charles, October 5, 2019