2017-04-20 / Obituaries

Jack Arthur Jones

Funeral services for Jack Jones, 79, of Northrup, Texas, were held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas with Rev. John Schmidt officiating.

Jack Arthur Jones was born on March 9, 1938 in Kissimmee, Florida, the son of Heber M. Jones and Sara Mae (Fletcher) Jones. He was baptized on June 1, 1952 in Lake Hamilton, Florida by Rev. Maurice Phillips and was confirmed on February 27, 1972 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Arthur Graf. Jack served in the United States Navy from 1956 until 1969. After receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, he moved to Giddings where he began working at the Invader Boat Factory. Jack was united in marriage to Linda Faye Mutschink on October 14, 1972 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Arthur Graf. After leaving Invader, he worked in the oil field for 25 years. Jack was a faithful and active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin where he had served in many capacities including chairman of the congregation, elder, and served on the school board. He was a proud veteran and was a member of the American Legion York Post 276 in Giddings. He enjoyed fishing and watching baseball and football and was a huge Serbin Jackrabbits and Giddings Buffaloes fan. He enjoyed being around children and enjoyed the smiles he got with his handouts of candy to each of them.

Jack passed away the afternoon of Friday, April 14, 2017 at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Heber & Sara Jones; his brother, Robert M. Jones and his father-in-law, Johnny Mutschink. Jack is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Jones of Northrup; his two sons, Mark Jones & his wife, Danielle of Northrup and Scott Jones of Northrup; his grandson, Luke Jones of Northrup; his sister and brother-in-law, Gail & Bob Howland of Lake Hamilton, Florida; his mother-in-law, Hattie Mutschink of Northrup, as well as two nieces, one nephew and several great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Because of Jack’s love for children, his family recommends that memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Early Childhood Center, 1572 County Road 211, Giddings, Texas 78942, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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