Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 23, 2013

Morris Wayne Jones

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Morris Wayne Jones, age 69, of Rusk are scheduled for 2 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23,  in Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Odis Bryan and Rev. Don Copeland officiating.  Interment will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

Mr. Jones passed away Sept. 20, 2013 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Jacksonville,  to the late Jack and Lizzie Sides Jones.  Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of Rusk and was Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.  Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jimmie Jones of Rusk, four sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby W. and Tina Jones of Jacksonville, Randy R. Jones of Rusk, Shane Jones of Rusk, Shawn and Ashley Jones of Rusk, Timothy and Alyssa Jones of Rusk, step-children, Curtis Channel and Teresa Ray of Kilgore,  three sisters, Thelma Bodungen of Waxahachie,  Mary Nell Warren of Jacksonville, Bessie Lankford of Rusk, one brother, J.L. Jones of Rusk, 10 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Sun., Sept.22,  at the funeral home.