The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 23, 2014

Thomas R. Jones

TULSA, Okla. — Thomas R. Jones, age 75, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away March 23, 2014, while at home where he resided.

Thomas was born May 3, 1938, in Bartlesville, Okla. He was the son of Alga M. Jones and Iris McAnelly Jones.

He attended Tulsa schools and graduated from Central High School, of Tulsa. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force where he received training as a computer programmer. After a career in computer programming, he retired from Pace Industries, Fayetteville, Ark., in 2003.

He was also a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Link Jones; one daughter, Kelli Jones; one stepson, Jeffrey Shoemaker; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Eddington and her husband, Bob, Joplin, Mo., and Amy Bendure, of Tulsa; eight grandchildren, Austin Jones, Krystin Jones, Blake Wilson and his wife, Keisha, Brock Wilson, Nash Smith, Trevor Bendure, Juliana Bendure and Tyler Bendure; a great-grandson, Skyler Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother who died at birth.

Thomas' body will be cremated and services are pending.

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