James Lindell Jones
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 4:01pm admin
James “Jim” Lindell Jones, a resident of Willow Springs, departed this life on Wednesday, October 21,2020 in the home he had resided in for 45 years. James was born on August 21, 1943 in Fremont, MO to Melbern James and Geraldine (Baker) Jones and was 77 years old.
Jim grew up in Fremont and attended elementary school there. He went on to attend Van Buren High School, graduating with the Class of 1961. When he was a Junior, his fondest memory was being part of the Van Buren basketball team when they won the Class S Missouri State Championship. Jim and Loretta Howard were married on December 9, 1961 in Ellington, MO, and to this union two sons were born. Jim was employed at United Parcel Service as a delivery man for 28 years. Their grandchildren brought much joy to his life. Anyone who knew Jim knew he had a passion for playing golf. He played every chance he could and won many golf championships over the years including winning the Club Championship at Willow Springs in four different decades. Jim and Loretta were faithful members of Crossway Fellowship Church in Willow Springs. Jim was well-loved and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Melbern J. and Geraldine (Baker) Jones; three sisters: Melbadean, LaVonne, Katherine (Kap) Terry, and one brother, M.A. “Junior” Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Howard) Jones; sons: Len Jones of West Plains and Randy Jones and his wife, Joan of Overland Park, KS; one brother, Carl (Kegy) Jones and his wife, Margaret of Van Buren, MO; sister, Carolyn Turpin and her husband, Harold of Nixa, MO; sister-in-law, Bettie Jones of Van Buren; three grandchildren: Ryan James Jones of West Plains, Tucker James Jones and Ellie Grace Jones both of Overland Park, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Jim’s memory be made to the Willow Springs Country Club and may be left at the funeral home.
A visitation for Jim will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Crossway Fellowship Church from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. with the funeral service immediately following at 11:30 with Pastors Billy Ray Jones and Dennis Walton officiating. Interment will follow at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at www.willowspringsfuneralhome.com