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Joel Jones

February 10, 1922 — July 25, 2016

Joel Jones

Joel O. Jones, long time resident of Texas City, Texas, passed away on July 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. His earthly journey has ended and his heavenly journey has begun.

Joel was born February 10, 1922, in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Jesse and Mary Jones. He was a proud member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe of Oklahoma and grew up in southern Oklahoma. Joel served in WWII participated in the D-day plus 3 invasion landing on Omaha Beach 2nd Armored Division Hell on Wheels under General Patton. He reenlisted in 1951 in the Korean conflict.

In 1953 he married Marie Henderson Stotts in Duncan, Oklahoma. Joel was a roughneck in the Oklahoma oil fields until he moved to Texas City with his family in 1968. They became members of the First Baptist Church of Texas City, Texas. Recently Joel was a citizen of The House of Study in Texas City.He worked as a pipefitter and later as an operator at Amoco Oil Company where he retired in 1987.

After retiring he spent his time with several hobbies and with his family. Joel loved to travel and camp throughout the United States with his wife and children. He also attended his WWII reunions. He developed his natural artistic abilities thru painting and drawing which were self taught. Joel won several awards at area art shows in the 1990's. He continued this hobby until becoming blind in his later years. His latest project was drawing a gallery of the Presidents of the United States thru George W. Bush.

Joel loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grand children, who were the loves of his life and his greatest joy in his later years.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Mary Jones, and his wife Marie Jones and one grandchild Katelyn R. Jones.

Joel is survived by his seven children: Jolene Lewis (Don), Donna Rochell (Doyce), Dean Jones (Cheryl), Gene Jones, Joe Jones (Angela), Debbie Brasher (David) and Roy Jones (Sharon). He has 20 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Emken- Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas. He will be laid to rest in the Galveston Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Rochell, Brad Jones, Aaron Jones, Joe Jones, Jake Jones, Jess Jones and Matt Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be William Perkinson, Jamie Carr, Jeff Kelso, Blake Miller, Larry Lewis, Tommy Lewis and Tyler Lewis.

He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith.

Special thanks to Hallmark Hospice and his care givers Renee, Brandi, Shannon, Dianne and Eric.


EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Funeral Service

EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Friday, July 29, 2016
10:00 a.m.


Galveston Memorial Park
7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX  77563
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