Richard "Jerry" Jones, 83, passed away on April 5, 2019
Richard “Jerry” Jones, 83, passed away on April 5, 2019, in Wichita.
Friends may gather with the family from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., all on April 9, at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in El Dorado. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery, El Dorado.
Richard “Jerry” Jones was born on Aug. 18, 1935, the son of Ernest E. and Margaret (Dudley) Jones in El Dorado. Jerry graduated from El Dorado High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Lila M. Requena on Aug. 24, 1957 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in El Dorado. Jerry retired from Slawson Communications as a service manager. He was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in El Dorado, served as an usher and participated in adoration for more than 15 years. He enjoyed working on puzzles, tinkering and working with his hands. Jerry had a deep interest in WWII history and he continued his father’s legacy by donating and supporting the National WWII Museum.
His loving family includes: his wife, Lila of El Dorado; children, Sonny M. Jones of El Dorado; daughter, Jerri Michelle (Michael) Davis of El Dorado; son, Richard J. Jones of El Dorado; grandchildren, Sonny Jones, Shantal Jones, Richard E. Jones, Kandie Jones, Richard A. Jones, John M. Jones, Jasmine Titchenell; 18 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and a brother.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Jerry at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.