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Donald Leon Jones Sr (Gunner)

Donald Leon Jones Sr (Gunner), age 85, passed away on November 25th, 2018 in his home in Licking, MO. Gunner was born December 16th, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky to Lydia (Stavely) and Henry L Jones.
     Donald was a naval veteran of the Korean War and retired from Granite City Steel in 1996. He was an avid musician and played with his family and friends throughout his entire life. Many hours of his were spent enjoying the outdoors and the company of family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife Veronicia Jones, who he married August 18, 2017;  three sons, Bobby G Hearty, Henry J Jones, and Donald L Jones Jr, all of Licking, MO;  three step sons, Chris Hadley, Jessie Garrett, of Licking, MO and Steven Hadley of Florida; two sisters, Imogene (Gennie) Hamilton and Madilyn Pope of Illinois; three special nieces he thought of as daughters, Tiffany Mourning, Jessica Sexton and Nicole Coley; several grandchildren, step grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his second wife Rebecca G Jones, a brother Walter H Jones and sisters Yvette McMillan and Elizabeth Payne.
     He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
     Services were held Friday November 30, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Erin McConnell officiating. Burial with full military honors was in C T Smith Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Bobby Hearty, Derek McGlasson, Christopher Hadley, Raymond Tharp, Jessie Garrett and Charles Staton, Jr.


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