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Obituaries for Friday, August 22, 2014

Jones0001Tommy D. Jones, 82, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home while surrounded by his family.

Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Gentry & Rev. Wayne Sweely officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Shed Cemetery in the Mt. Joy Community of Delta County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until service time.

Mr. Jones, the son of James Oscar and Jennie Huie Jones, was born Oct. 1, 1931, in the Mt. Joy Community of Delta County. He graduated from Enloe High School in 1950.

On Aug. 17, 1951, he married Wanda Preston, building sixty-three years of family and memories.

His career as a master craftsman in the furniture business spanned over 60 years. In 1951, he worked for A. Brandt Furniture Manufacturing in Ft. Worth. When he and Wanda moved to Paris he owned and operated Stacie Upholstery.

Tommy loved working with his hands, and his dedication to excellence and achievement will serve as an inspiration for all those that were blessed enough to know him. He loved his family unconditionally, he never met a stranger, he opened his heart with no limitations, and when he would meet someone he hadn’t seen for some time he would say “It is worth a million dollars to see you again”.  He was a positive man, was always happy, loved singing and always said “The Sign Says, Think Big”.

He attended The First Church of the Nazarene.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Jerimiah Jones, and siblings, James, Arnold, Lucille, Janice, Dorothy and Laura.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, children, Tim Jones & wife Jo Marie of Mt. Joy, Deborah Abbott & husband Ronnie of Sumner and Stacie Ross & husband Mickey of McKinney, grandchildren, Tracey Jones & wife Susan, Tim Lawrence Jones & wife Rochelle, Emily Secrest & husband Kyle, Ranger Abbott & wife Ashley, Chance Abbott & fiancé Savannah, Austin Ross and Julia Ross, great grandchildren, Lainy, Libby, Kade and Dylan, one brother, Randall C. Jones & wife Corine, one sister, Beth Beasley & husband Jim along with numerous nieces, nephews and a plethora of friends.

Casket bearers will be: Ranger Abbott, Chance Abbott, Tracey Jones, Tim Lawrence Jones, Kyle Secrest and Austin Ross. Bill Lamberson will serve as an honorary bearer.

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