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Michael Lynn Jones, 63, was born on November 22, 1958 in Corsicana, Texas to James Henry Jones and Frances Jeanne Jones “Sibby”. Mike passed away peacefully at his home with his family on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Mike graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. He then went to work on off-shore oil rigs and eventually rigs in Oklahoma where he has made his home for the last 40 years. He left the oil field and then worked as a heavy equipment operator and county assessor field agent for Cleveland County. After over 30 years of service to the county, Mike retired in late 2018.
Uncle Mike, Mikie, Jonesy, Santa or Christmas…No matter how you knew him he was loved by all! Young and old. He was a man with a servant’s heart and was the first to jump into action anytime he could help! He was mowing, landscaping, tree cutting and general all-around handyman. He loved traveling with his family, especially cruising! He loved the outdoors and the family annual lake trips. He loved playing Santa or “Christmas” as he was so loving called by many young friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sibby Jones, grandparents, Monroe and Iva Jones and Milton Howell and France McMaster.
Mike is survived by his two sisters, Cyndi Fields of Edmond, OK and Linda Southard of Colorado Springs, CO and one brother Keith Jones of Horatio, AR. He is also survived by his 2 nieces and 4 nephews and their families.
A graveside memorial celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10:30AM at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 4090 Miller County 28, Texarkana, AR 71854. Remembrance Reception to follow hosted by Roger and Lisa Douglas at 1024 Miller County 233, Texarkana, AR 71854.
Flowers may be sent to the Douglas residence at 1024 Miller County 233, Texarkana, AR 71854. The family request that you may also consider, in lieu of flowers and in celebration of “SANTA” a donation to the children. The Center for Children and Families at 210 S Cockrel Ave, Norman, Oklahoma 73071 or online https://www.ccfinorman.org/donate
Center for Children and Families
210 S. Cockrel Ave, Norman OK 73071