Thomas L. Jones, 89, of Crossett, passed away, on August 20, 2021, at his home with his wife at his bedside.
He was born in Huttig, Arkansas, on February 26, 1932, was a member of the TW Daniels Class of 1950, and was an All-State basketball champion.
For forty years, Thomas worked for CPC International in Chicago, a plant that manufactured corn products, until eventually returning to Crossett.
Thomas was an intelligent and selfless man who loved spoiling his wife, and giving to others in need. He enjoyed fishing, watching basketball games and westerns, cooking, and entertaining his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lewis and Minnie Sims; his mother, Pervie Sims; his father and stepmother, Casey and Maxine Jones; one brother, Johnny Frank Jones; and an infant sister.
He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Karaleisha Jones, of Crossett; three sons, Thomas L. Jones, Jr (Barbara) of Bolingbrook, Illinois, Franklin D. Jones (Rebecca) of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Cameron D. Jones of Crossett; four daughters, Faye E Brown of Stonecrest, Georgia, Teresa Sykes of East Chicago, Indiana, Petrina Jones of Argo-Summit, Illinois, and Alize Jones of Dallas, Texas; a special grandson who was like a son to him, Troy D. Jones, of South Holland, Illinois; two brothers, Adolphus Jones of Sacramento, California and Carvin Jones (Jacqueline) of Crossett; two special nieces, Shalay McQuay and Hendrix Soleil Brown; one special nephew, Paul Sneed; and twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held Friday, September 3, at 10 a.m. at Westview Cemetery with Reverend Oble McQuay, officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Vickers, Glenn Brown, Jeric Knapp, Vincent McCoy, Douglas Withers and Marcus Withers.
Those that are considered high risk, running fever, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19, are encouraged to stay home to protect themselves and others. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, practice social distancing and refrain from physical contact.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.