MISSION – John J. Jones, 74, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at his home in Mission.
Mr. Jones was born in Dallas and grew up in Arlington, where he graduated from Arlington High School. He graduated from Baylor University and attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ken., and later earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington.
He was a teacher in Texas public schools at Moody and Garden City, and then in Rio Grande City, Roma and Edcouch-Elsa.
He converted to Catholicism and was active at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission. He is survived by a brother, Monty Jones of Austin, and a nephew, Ryan Fortson, of Anchorage, Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hardy J. and Inez (Strickland) Jones, and brother, Hardy E. Jones.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s or a charitable organization of one’s choice.