Paul Eugene Jones
Read his obituary below.
Mary Kirby & Paul Eugene Jones
Wed 5 Sep 1981
Sherman- Funeral services for Paul Eugene Jones will be held at 10:00
am Thursday June 25 in the Pathway Church of God. Rev. Bill Lee and Rev.
Steven Miller will officiate with services under the direction of Waldo
Funeral Home. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery with Jason Huffey,
Jonathan Huffey, Jeremiah Miller, David Dixon, Rev. Larry Allgood, and
John Schilling serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Judge
Ray F. Grisham, Philip E. Grubbs, and Rev. Leonard Allgood. Mr. Jones passed
away unexpectedly Sunday, June 21 at the age of 57 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Paul was born on December 25, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa to Harold
and Mary (Bruner) Jones. He attended the Des Moines Christian School, Des
Moines Tech High School, and the Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho, Missouri.
On September 5, 1981 Paul married Mary Kirby in Sherman. He was a longtime
employee at the Herald Democrat and served as the church organist at the
Pathway Church of God.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife Mary of Sherman; one daughter,
Candace Drew and her husband Derek of Sherman; five grandchildren, Caitlyn
Mackenzy and Caleb Micah Stewart and Mariah, Caitlyn, and Alexis Drew;
father, Harold E. Jones of Des Moines; one sister, Cindy Pauley and husband
Larry of Des Moines;nephews, Jason Huffey and wife Shari of Des Moines,
Jonathan Huffey and wife Emily of Des Moines, Larry Daniel Camp and wife,
Ginger of Texas, and Jeremiah Steven Miller of Sherman; nieces, Sarah Huffey
of Des Moines, Iowa, Kristi Schilling and husband John of Sherman, and
Rachel Miller of Sherman; and one great nephew, Seth Schilling. He was
preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alice Jones; one brother, Phillip
Leroy Jones; maternal grandparents, Leona and Paul Bruner; and paternal
grandparents, James and Effie Jones.
Paul Jones was a man with a servant's heart. Never one to seek the
spotlight, he took on tasks that others would reject always making the
best of even the worst situations. Paul was abundantly blessed by God with
musical and creative gifts which he used to share the message of the Gospel
with family, friends and strangers. Paul was at home on the organ and piano
bench bringing the instruments to life with ease. His voice and heart sang
out hymns and songs of praise. These were the tools that he used to usher
one into the very presence of God. Through the years Paul has been a faithful
servant in the music and children's ministries. He was most often found
behind the scene. His sense of humor and love of the Lord was evident in
everything that he did. Paul loved life and sharing it with his family
and friends was his greatest joy. Paul was devoted to his family and loved
them unconditionally. Whether he was at the organ, on the job, or behind
a broom, Paul was always in the service of his Lord. Heaven is richer today.
It's choir more jubilant, it's praise a bit louder and it's song even sweeter
because Paul is there.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday at
Waldo Funeral Home.