David Norman Jones, 67, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on March 1, 2014. He was born in Muleshoe, Texas, to Norma Lee Pool and David Franklin Jones on November 18, 1946.
He attended Muleshoe High School in Muleshoe, Texas, where he was a National Merit Scholar and graduated from Texas Tech University with a double major in Accounting and History following his service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David graduated first in his Officers’ Candidate School class and entered the military as a second lieutenant. Throughout his two tours of action in Vietnam he served with valor and honor, earning several commendations for meritorious service and ended his service as a captain.
He married Jana Stevenson of Muleshoe, Texas on June 27, 1970, in Honolulu, Hawaii. David and Jana raised four children while living in Abilene and El Paso. David was also married to Christie McLeod, his first wife, and subsequently to Raye Carrington. He survived two of his spouses.
David was preceded in death by his father David Franklin Jones and is survived by his mother Norma Lee Orwin of Mansfield, Texas; his sister Karen (Michael) Jones Green of Mansfield, Texas; his brother Ransom (Jan) Jones of Boynton Beach, Florida; his brother Jeff Jones of Grand Prairie, Texas; his brother Kevin (Christine) Jones of Ft. Worth, Texas; his sister Staci (Eric) Bell of Grapevine, Texas; his son, Bryan (Jessica) Jones of Sydney, Australia; his son Steven (Laura) Jones of Houston, Texas; his daughter Kory (Edward “Bo”) Jones Kalabus of Dallas, Texas; and his son Michael (Laura) Jones of Dallas, Texas, along with seven grandchildren whom he loved very much.
David led a life full of family, work and adventure. During his career, he was a successful energy industry entrepreneur, investor and rancher. He loved family, travel and the outdoors. His friends and family will remember him as a voracious reader, an avid fly fisherman and a constant student of history. We will also remember him for his independent spirit and self-determination.
A private celebration and remembrance of David’s life will be held in the Dallas area among friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, David’s family asks for donations to the United Service Organizations (“USO”) at www.uso.gov or USO, Department WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090-6860.