A good and loving man has earned his highest reward. Don Keith Jones, age 72, of Green Forest, Ark. passed from this life on Oct. 2, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by family and dedicated hospital staff.
Don was born on Aug. 20, 1945 in Salinas, Calif. to Earl and Joyce (McMorris) Jones. He attended Green Forest Schools where he graduated with the class of 1963. As a student he played basketball for the Green Forest Tigers and remained an avid Tiger Fan.
Don owned and operated a turkey farm until his retirement a few years ago. On Aug. 3, 1990 he was united in marriage with Pam (Edison). He and Pam attended every Tiger sporting event and especially enjoyed watching their kids and grandchildren sports activities.
Don also enjoyed golfing and showing his 1934 Ford Coupe at antique car shows, where he won many awards. He was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Don was a member of Church On The Hill, in Berryville, where he faithfully attended every Sunday.
He leaves behind his wife, Pam Jones of the home; sons, Timothy Jones of Berryville, Michael Jones (Andrea) of Berryville, Billy Bruegel (Carla) of Berryville, John Bruegel (Sonya) of Senecca, Mo.; one daughter, Barbara Vert (Brian) of Ash Grove, Mo.; brother, Jimmy Jones (Sherry) of Green Forest; sister, Peggy Summers of Branson; grandchildren, Lakeyn and Kennedy Jones, Morgan and Dustin Wilson, Grant and Maryn Jones, Alyson and Ryan Bruegel, Felicity, Kirsten and Paxton Bruegel, Austin Bruegel, Isaac, Sammy, David, Jazz and Robin Vert; great-grandson, Jakyn Jones; nephews, nieces and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Mary Jones.
Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Church On The Hill in Berryville. Pastor Keith Butler will officiate with interment following at Pickens Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00.
Memorials may be made to Church On The Hill, 907 South Main, Berryville, AR 72616 or Green Forest School Booster Club, P.O. Box 1950, Green Forest, AR 72638.
On line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net.