Paul J. Jones, 64, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012, in Abilene, after a courageous battle with ALS.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Westgate Church of Christ, 402 South Pioneer Drive, Abilene, with Rodney Ashlock and Steve Templeton officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Winters, Texas, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, Abilene. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.†

Paul was born December 10, 1947 to James J. Jones and Margie Bateman Jones in Brownwood, Texas. He married Linda and to this union, they had a son and a daughter. Paul was employed as an independent insurance agent. He enjoyed spending family vacations at the lake. Paul loved to attend his grandkidsí sporting events. He was very talented in woodworking. Paul had a lot of fun working with his dog, Lee. He was always willing to help others. Paul was a member of Westgate Church of Christ.†

He was preceded in death by his parents.†

Survivors include his wife, Linda Jones of Abilene; a son, Steve Jones and wife, Kristi, of Graham; a daughter, Sherry Gumm and husband, Eric, of Abilene; two brothers, Tommy Jones of Lubbock, Texas and Leroy Jones of Austin, Texas; a sister, Floretta Stirman of San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren, Joel Jones, Claire Jones, Lauren Gumm, John Paul Gumm, and Emily Gumm.

Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice, 1682 Hickory Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.

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