Funeral services for James Welton Jones, 82, of Pasadena and formerly of Centerville, were Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Walters Funeral Home Chapel in Centerville. Jared Bollman, evangelist at the Church of Christ in Centerville, officiated and burial followed in the Russell Cemetery.
James Welton Jones was born on April 6, 1934 in Marquez, Texas. His parents were Robert Lee and Addie Mae (Lummus) Jones. He graduated from the Jewett High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army where he worked as a radar operator and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Jones worked for Rohm and Haas in Deer Park, Texas for 33 years and retired as a chemical plant operator.
Following retirement, he and his wife, Mary Ann, built a home in the Lakewood edition near Centerville. Mr. Jones enjoyed wood carving, wood working and building projects. He was a bee keeper and enjoyed gardening. He also played the guitar. Mr. Jones and Mary Ann were members of the Church of Christ in Centerville. In 2007, the couple moved back to Pasadena to be close to their children. Following a lengthy illness, Mr. Jones passed away on December 17, 2016.
Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Edith Story, Irene Williams, Corita Moncrief and Dorothy Jones; brothers, Roy Jones and Johnny Ray Jones and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Dickerson.
Surviving family includes his wife, Mary Ann Jones of Friendswood; a son, Kevin Jones (Kathy) of Pasadena; daughters, Peggy Williams of Pasadena and Marilyn Martin (Carl) of Pasadena; brother, Edward Jones of Crockett; sister, Bessie Woodall of Jewett; grandchildren, Carrie Nelson (James), Amy Nygaard, Adam Williams (Bonnie), Sarah Dickerson-Poplin (Brian Poplin), Kathryn Nordloh (Chris) and Cori Story (Deidre); thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Adam Williams, Cori Story, Terry Jones, Jim Bob Woodall, Jeff Vincent and Steve Torno.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of arrangements. Please log onto www.waltersfuneralhome.com to sign the online memorial guestbook and leave condolences.