Wayne Jones


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
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Wayne G. Jones was born March 30, 1945, in Rock Island, to George Russell and Loretta O'Neill Jones. He died in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 24, 2013.
A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at GRACE Church of Ovilla, Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Monday, Jan. 28, at GRACE Church of Ovilla. Interment with military honors will be 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb 1, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
A memorial service for Wayne will be held in the Quad-Cities area at a date to be announced in the future. Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, (800.227.2345) www.cancer.org or the Youth Missions of GRACE Church,519 Westmoreland Rd., Ovilla, TX 75154 (972) 617-0429. Arrangements are by West/Hurtt Funeral Home,DeSoto, Texas, (972) 223-6314
He married Nancy VenHorst in 1969. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was involved in the automobile remarketing business.
He loved camping, golf and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He lived in Rock Island until 1978, then Burlington, Iowa until 1984, then Milwaukee, Wis., until 1986, when he moved to DeSoto, Texas. He moved to Waxahachie, Texas, in 2012.
Wayne was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, T.J. Jones, Saginaw, Texas; granddaughter, Sidney Jones, Saginaw; brothers and sisters, Joseph Jones, Taylor Ridge, Joyce Chard, Sherrard, Donnie Jones, Davenport, and Patty Devaney, Taylor Ridge.
Online condolences may be made at www.west-hurttfuneralhome.com.












 



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