Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ernest Gene Jones, 63, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at home.

He was born Dec. 9, 1946, in Stella, the son of Clyde W. and Myrtle B. (Hendrix) Jones. He was united in marriage to Gail Pankratz, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, James D. and Ricky Dale Jones.

Survivors include: nine children, Frankie Jones, of Washburn, Jeffery Jones, of Kansas, Patty Jean Coe, of Neosho, Robert Lee Jones, of Wheaton, Roger Jones, of Aurora, Michael Jones, of Aurora, Robert Wayne Warren, of Wheaton, Kevin Jones, of Wheaton, and Chris Jones, of Stella; two brothers, Ronald Jones, of Washburn and Allen Jones, of Stark City; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He received his education in Pea Ridge, Ark., graduating from Pea Ridge High School. He worked as a logger and later owned and operated Gene's Small Engine Repair Shop.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Bro. Steve Higgs conducted the services. Burial was at Union Cemetery, Stella.

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