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David Paul Jones

by Minden Press-Herald

FullSizeRenderDavid Paul Jones died peacefully Dec. 21, 2014, after a lengthy struggle with lung and heart problems. He was surrounded by his family and good friend, Albert Tucker Sr.

He was born in Minden June 25, 1941 to the late John Paul and Chloe Crawford Jones of Heflin.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Charlotte Anderson Jones; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Gregg Parks, Lori and Mike Kowalski and Debbie and Harper Edwards; grandchildren Dave Parks, Jack Parks, Max Edwards, Allie Edwards and Michael Kowalski; brother, Dr. Lewis C. Jones and wife Ginger; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

David was a talented pianist who played by ear and often entertained his family and friends with his music.

He graduated Northwestern State University with a degree in Sociology. After college he served in the Air Force Reserve. His career began as an investigator for Louisiana State Department of Health in Baton Rouge. He and his family moved back to the Minden area in 1969 to join his father in the grocery business, operating Jones Cash Store in Heflin for many years. Following that he entered real estate, becoming a broker with Century 21 Realty before joining LaState Realty until his retirement.

David served as mayor of Sibley in the 1970’s and was a member of Sibley Lions Club. He was a member of Minden Presbyterian Church, where he had formerly served as Deacon.

He enjoyed thoroughbred horse racing, owning several winning race horses. After retirement, he looked forward to playing gin with his friends at Pine Hills Country Club in the afternoons.

The family wishes to especially thank the doctors and nurses at Minden Medical Center, especially Dr. Michael Chanler and Dr. Max Stell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 24, at Minden Presbyterian Church with Albert Tucker Sr., Doug “Red” Cupples, Brad Reynolds, Jerry McCoy, Bob Igo Sr. and Joe Bob Beatty serving as pallbearers. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Minden Presbyterian Church, 1001 Broadway, Minden, LA 71055 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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