Donald L. “Don” Jones


    Donald L. “Don” Jones, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born April 11, 1933 in St. James, Missouri to Oscar Allen and Ada Caulley Jones and  passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the age of 89 years.


    He married Bettie Bowen on September 11, 1955 at the First Church of God in  St. James, Missouri.
    Don and his brother Oscar owned and operated Jones Barber Shop for several years in the 60’s and 70’s.  
    He loved horses and trained Tennessee Walking Horses with his partner and friend Clyde Frey. They were both passionate about that particular breed of horses, showing them in local TWH shows.
    Don played guitar since he was a young man. He played alongside Austin Wood on a weekly radio show in Rolla, Missouri in the 1950’s.  In the 80’s Don played guitar with the Braschlers at their theatre in Branson, Missouri. After a move to Hot Springs, Arkansas, Don played in several different downtown venues, the monthly Gallery walk, and his favorite, the Caring Place, where elder adults would dance to the music he and his friend Ray would play for them.  
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ada Jones; brothers, Willam A. Jones, Russell W. Jones, Robert A. Jones and Oscar L. Jones; sisters, Edna M. Kuehn, Beulah Hemme, Dorothy Zehnder, Ruth Jones and Blanche Jones (infant).
    He is survived by his wife, Bettie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; son, Steve Jones of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughter, April Hunt and husband Coby of Hot Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren, Tiara Elizabeth Jones of Torrance, California, Caprice Lorren Jones of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Zachary Matthews of Hot Springs, Arkanas; great grandchildren, Christian Gomez and Haley Underhill; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Bro. Don Carson officiating.
    Pallbearers were Coby Hunt, Larry Romine Norman Spurgeon, Keith Hughes, Connie Baldwin and Mark Benton.  
    Burial was in the Bowen Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.