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Leon Jones

Leon Jones

Tuesday, November 15th, 1938 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Obituary

Leon Jones, 81, of Cleburne, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Cleburne. He was born November 15, 1938 in Karnes County, Texas to Francis Ervin and Ida (Retzloff) Jones. Leon married Pat Ford on March 31, 1962 in Cleburne. Before retiring Leon worked in the health food distribution industry as a maintenance supervisor as well as many years at Cleburne Electric and was member of Calvary Baptist Church. Open visitation will be 10:00A.M. - 12:00 P.M., Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the funeral home. A private family graveside will be held.

Leon (Papa) enjoyed spending time with his family & friends. He especially loved his time with grandkids and great-grandkids. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961. Leon dabbled in everything from rebuilding Cushman scooters to tractors and of course his 56 Chevy. Leon never met a stranger and enjoyed sharing his stories with everyone. He loved his Calvary Baptist Church family and spending time with them. Most of all having his personal relationship with Jesus which fulfilled his Eternity.

Leon is survived by his wife, Pat Jones of Cleburne; son, Jerry and wife Tracey Jones of Cleburne; daughter, Jennifer and husband Mitch Myers of Fort Worth and their son, J.D. Myers; son, Jody Jones and wife Monica of Malakoff and their children, Jared Jones and wife Stacey, Taylor Jones and wife Lindsie, Alexis Painter and husband Avery; great-grandchildren, Addie Mae Jones, Piper Scout Jones, Jameson Pineda Jones and Lawson Thomas Jones and sisters, Shirley Guinn of Kopperl and Carol Reynolds of Oklahoma.

Leon is preceded in death by his father, Francis Jones and mother, Ida Jones.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Notes
    Open Visitation
  • Service

    Location
    Rosehill Cemetery
    Address
    405 Waters St.
    CLEBURNE, TX
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    Notes
    Private family graveside service.
  • Interment

    Location
    Rosehill Cemetery
    Address
    405 Waters St.
    CLEBURNE, TX
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Wortham Family

Posted at 10:28pm
So sorry for your loss. Friends forever! Love yall!!
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Richard K Kesselus

Posted at 09:19pm
Dear Pat, Jerry and Jennifer I respond on behalf of all of the members, present and past of the Texas Cushman Club. We offer our sincere condolences to you on your loss of Leon. As a charter member of our club we recognized his membership number as # 3. He was a significant force in our club from beginning to present. We will also miss his presents within our group. Additionally I also have admiration for his ingenuity with the scooters. At a time when most members had dim views of modification of any of the Cushman Scooter Leon saw what was to become the saving grace of our club by putting a lawn mower engine on his Eagle. I followed his lead and did the same. That was a long time ago and it has now proved to be a change that moves us forward and even the most traditional of our membership now ride Cushmans Eagles with LAWNMOWER ENGINES. I know Leon is having his, I told you so, moments as he looks down on all of us. So from us all God Bless, Richard Kesselus President TCC Inc.
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Posted at 11:55am
Patsy, our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. May God bless and keep you in his loving care. Love you all, Gail, Ray, & Families
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Robert, Betty & Nathaniel Flores

Posted at 09:53pm
Jones Family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We love you.
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Chrysti Love

Posted at 08:36pm
I have placed a copy of this obit along with some Texas Cushman history facts about Leon. Our condolences and please know he was a special man.
Chrysti Love, Texas Cushman Club Secretary
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