Donald C. Jones

Donald C. Jones


Donald C. Jones, 75, of Roland, OK, passed away on July 19, 2022.

He was born June 12, 1947, to Emmett and Emma Jones in Muldrow, OK.

Donald was stationed in Fort Benning, GA, and later served in Vietnam as a combat medic in the Army. He loved his country, and he was a family man who deeply loved his family and his friends. He loved to watch old westerns and cook for his family. He loved to sit and reminisce about the old days and always looked forward to get-togethers. One of the most important things in his life was when he became born again and served in the church while playing the bass guitar. He always looked forward to seeing his kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren. That was the highlight of his life. He was a man that touched everyone’s life in a special way. He was one of the most thoughtful, selfless, and giving men you would ever meet.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Emma Jones of Muldrow, OK; three brothers, Eudean Jones of Muldrow, OK, Jake Jones of Muldrow OK, and Leroy Jones of Muldrow, OK; two sisters, Pauline Wooldrige and Shirley Garwood of Muldrow, OK, and one great-grandson, Myles Schuetz.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Jones of Roland, OK; one brother, Hobert and wife Jan Jones of Sallisaw, OK; one sister, Jeaniece and husband Ross Blythe of Fort Smith, AR; children, Jason and wife Lacey Jones of Russellville, AR, Jennifer Edwards of Muldrow, OK, Tarai and husband Leonard Thompson of Roland, OK, and Carlon Mitchell of Sallisaw, OK; grandchildren, Brannon Vonholt, Kaley Edwards, Kyle Edwards, Tarin Thompson, Dakota Jones, Isaiah and wife Justice Thompson, Kenzie Mitchell, Paige Mitchell, Rivers Jones, Bailey Caughern, and Joe Schuetz; great-grandchildren, Ivy Falkner and Aspen Edwards, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Visitation for Donald will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022, from 6-8 PM PM in the chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services in Roland, OK.

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 10 AM, at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services
463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw, OK
420 W. Ray Fine Blvd, Roland, OK


13 Responses

  1. A lot to say about Our friend Don , not enough room , he was a good man , to everyone , shiela and don were good vacation partners , eating catfish buddies , and much more , real friends are hard to come by , we will miss those times very much .

  2. Our deepest sympathies to the family. I always enjoyed talking politics and the stock market with Don. He will be deeply missed.

  3. Don was special to all who knew him. He loved God, and he loved his family, you knew that within minutes of talking to him.

  4. Don loved neighbors as well as God therefore leaving behind a legacy to be remembered and followed. He opposed evil while taking a stand for righteousness letting his light shine with good works glorifying our Heavenly Father. Having been our friend and across the street neighbor for about 20 years death has taken Don from us but cannot take him from our memories!

  5. Dearest Pastor Shiela and family!
    Bill and I are so sorry for your loss! I know Pastor Donald will be missed! But the assurance is…when you stay in relationship with the LORD, then there is that peace and comfort knowing one day soon! God Bless You All! Love love love!

  6. I had two conversations with our neighbor Don on 6-30-22 the day he as taken to the ER with the illness that claimed his life. In a face to face conversation at late afternoon we talked about it being about time for him to bake a green tomato pie. In the brief phone conversation at early evening he explained why the hazard lights were flashing in the vehicle in his driveway with us both agreeing prayer was needed and lots of it. I did not expect Don to be taken away from us but he left a good legacy behind for our comfort.

  7. Sheila and family, Rick and I wanted to be at the viewing and service but were unable to attend due to us scheduling a trip out of town. We will still be in prayer and we will surely be missing Don. He was a great man!

    Rick and Lanette Turpin
    Rick’s Tire and Auto Service.

  8. Love don as well he was a very good man he was mighty good to me he Done a lot of good for everybody he is going to be missed very much

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