Daniel Alexander Jones Jr., 83, of Brownwood, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at an Abilene medical center.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with David Barnum officiating. Graveside rites with military honors will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Abilene.
The son of Annie and Daniel A. Jones Sr., Daniel was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in Roxton, Texas, where he was reared and graduated from high school. He attended Paris Junior College and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-25 navigator.
On Jan. 6, 1948, he married Anna Ruth Franklin in Abilene. Daniel was a loving husband and father. He never met a stranger and always offered assistance to others. He worked in the oilfield for 20 years for Schlumberger until 1971, later working as an instrument technician for years. He moved to Brownwood in 1988 from Lubbock, Texas.
He was a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ (Abilene) and Bangs Church of Christ (Brownwood), the Abilene Eagles Booster Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Daniel was predeceased by three brothers, all of whom also served their country in the military during the war: Col. Frank Jones, who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944; J. W. Jones, who was lost during the war in the Bermuda Triangle; and Jack Jones, who faught in the Korean Conflict. His parents and two sisters, Jane and Mildred, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Ruth Jones of Brownwood; sons, Daniel Alexander Jones III and wife, Deanna, and Terry Lee Jones and wife, Kalla, all of Dallas; a daughter, Cindy Jones of Lubbock; and a daughter-in-law, Sara Moore of Lubbock. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Logan, Alex, Jaycee and Justin; and three great-grandchildren, Carly, Carsyn and Katie.
Pallbearers will be Justin Jones, Logan Jones, Alex Jones, Joe Carter, Freddie Chapel, Eddie Jones and Monty Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.