Calvin Jones, 63, of Warren, died on September 26, 2014 at the Bradley County Medical Center.
He was born on March 1, 1951 and was the son of the late Thomas Jones and Christine Jones Phillips. He was raised by a loving stepfather, the late Lovell Phillips.
In addition to his parents and stepfather, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by four sisters, Eula Jean Daniels, Allie Jones, Francis Jones Phillips, and Patricia Jones Lewis; a brother, Thomas Jones: a sister-in-law, Maiannetta Fennegan; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Lewis and Bill Lewis.
He accepted Christ at an early age, where he joined Wilson Chapel Methodist Church of Johnsville, Arkansas, under the leadership of Rev. C. H. Roe. He moved to Kansas City, Kansas the summer before his junior year of high school. He graduated May 28, 1971 from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas. He then joined the United States Marines, where he served four years.
He returned to Arkansas in 1993 and reunited with Wilson Chapel’s United Methodist Church under the leadership of Rev. L. T. Marks, where he was an active steward and trustee in the church and the community. He was a faithful Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, and Lay Speaker. He was involved in numerous mission projects throughout the community and surrounding areas. He was a hardworking and dedicated person who loved everyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, gardening, and caring for his plants.
Mr. Jones married Mattie Richardson on May 22, 1971. From this union, two children were born, Calvin Jones Jr. and Demont Jones. He married Euphemia (Fee Fee) Lewis on November 17, 1993. From this union, he became the father of three daughters, Francine Shelton, Maria Cannon, and Marquita Green, and one son, Maurice Cannon.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Euphemia (Fee Fee) Jones of Warren; three daughters, Francine (Carl) Shelton and Maria (Fred) Cannon of Warren, and Marquita (Miquale) Green of Kansas City, Missouri; three sons, Calvin (Deseree) Jones Jr. of Clive, Iowa, Demont Jones of Kansas City, Kansas, and Maurice Cannon of Kansas City, Kansas; five sisters, Shirley Ann Kellum of Kansas City, Kansas, Katherine (Eugene) Jones of Warren, Judy (John) Ferrell, Joe Lynn Jones, and Dorothy Jones of Monticello; two brothers, James (Joyce) Jones of Waynesville, Missouri, and Jimmy Jefferson of Monticello; four sisters-in-law, Eleanora (Johnny) Rice of Blue Springs, Missouri, Magdaleine James of Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Victoria George of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joyce (Francis) Lewis-Geegbae of Atlanta, Georgia, a brother-n-law, Thomas Lewis of South Carolina, eight grandchildren, Iyahna, I’ Daja, Sariyah, Tayana, Symphony, Shiloh, Demont Jr., and Christian, one aunt, Robizine Wells of Monticello; best friend, Avery Stewart of Kansas City, Kansas; a very special friend, Willie Barnett of Warren; two special cousins, Melvin and Coleen Jones, of Warren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held October 4 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial with military honors will be at Brooks Chapel Cemetery on old Warren Road in Drew County.
Visitation is October 3 from 6 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.