Donald Lee Jones, 87, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, at his residence.
He was born August 19, 1931, in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of the late Bert and Ada (Luper) Jones.
Don was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson City High School.
He served in the United States Army from 1949-1952.
He was united in marriage on Janaury 7, 1950, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City, to Mary Ann Upschulte who preceded him in death on July 4, 2015.
Don worked in sales with insurance and real estate with his last few working years with Western Catholic Union.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, American Legion, and the Elks Lodge.
Don was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoyed going fishing, and never met a stranger. Many will remember him as “Don Juan” the man wearing a Hawaiian shirt drinking coffee at McDonald’s in Wal-Mart.
Survivors include three children, Mark (Melissa) Jones, Jefferson City; Mike (Mary) Jones, North Carolina; Julie (Greg) McKinney, Tebbetts; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Pete (Caroline) Jones, Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by his parents his wife; one daughter, Donna Etter; and two brothers, John D. and Edgar Jones.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Pardee officiating.
Entombment with military honors will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to SSM Health at Home Hospice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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