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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Donald Jones

Donald Hugh Jones

Saturday, July 2nd, 1938 - Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Donald Hugh Jones, 80 of Van Buren passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 in his home. He was retired after serving 39 years in the Arkansas National Guard in Fort Smith and had a small engine repair shop for 25 years; He was a 1957 graduate of Fort Smith High School. He was a member of the Belle Pointe Sam’s Camping Club and Flight Masters R.C. Club both of Fort Smith. He was a member the First United Methodist Church and the Uplifters Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Frances (Ree) Jones; both parents, Cylde and Alma (Edwards) Jones.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith with full military honors under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by two sons, Jim Jones and wife, Christy, Timothy Jones and wife, Karen all of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Ashleigh Wilson and Dylan Jones both of Van Buren; three great grandchildren, Chloe and Coltyn Wilson, Luke Jones all of Van Buren;one step grandson, Gary Perkins, two step great grandchildren, Alli and Garett Perkins of Hackett; a special friend and travel companion, Judy King of Branson, Missouri.

Family will visit with relatives and friends Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson Street, Van Buren, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Larry Scheers, Tommy Gammage, Phillip Brickey, Jim Atchison, Richard Lang, Danny Brewer, Bill Stamps, and Otis Edwards.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Fort Smith Air National Guard.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Ocker Memorial Chapel
    700 Jefferson Street
    VAN BUREN, AR 72956
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Bud Reeves
  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Deborah Cooksey Avillion

Posted at 11:05am
I have known Mr. Jones for over 40 years. He was always smiling and friendly with a great sense of humor. He was an excellent mechanic and honest. I am so very sorry for his loss.

Douglas Sudhoff

Posted at 11:52am
Jim and Christy; we are so sad to hear of your father's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and Kay Sudhoff


Posted at 08:54pm
To the Jones family I send my deepest condolences. May your memories of Mr. Don carry you through this difficult time. Pray for God's comfort and may you all have peace in return. -Philippians 4:6, 7

Bob and Nena Lairamore

Posted at 04:07pm
We were so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our sympathy to the family. Bob and I knew Don and Frances during the high school band years. Even though it was work (at the concession stand) we had a lot of good times and then when we actually got to be in the stands and see the kids at their best it was even better. After Frances passed we ran into Don on various occasions. He was a busy man between his various projects and his interesting fun trips. He was a super person to know and we are sure he will be missed by all that new hims.

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