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James M. Jones

February 7, 1943 ~ January 16, 2020 (age 76)


James M. (Jimmy) Jones passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Jimmy was born in Comfort, Texas February 7, 1943. He spent his youth on a ranch in Bergheim, Texas and later attended Clifton High School. Soon after, he joined the United States Army National Guard and was in the Reserves for 6 years. Rodeo was his passion. He spent several years as a bull and bronc rider, clown, and judge.

 Jimmy worked for Otis Engineering, a division of Halliburton for 27 years. Towards the end of his career, he was transferred to the Nevada Test Site as an independent contractor for 8 years. It was in Nevada in 1990 where he met Sarah and Chris. Jimmy and Sarah married in Las Vegas, NV in 1991. He brought Sarah and Chris to a small piece of Heaven near Huckabay, TX. Together, the three of them ranched where they raised cattle, goats, and running bred quarter horses. He loved to see a colt he raised cross the finish line at the racetrack. 

He was a talented artist who enjoyed sketching and painting. He loved music, singing, and dancing. He was a clown at heart, a prankster and always enjoyed a good joke. Jimmy never met a stranger and made lifelong friends all around this country.

 He was preceded in death by his daughter-Dana Kay Jones, father-Frank “Sash” Jones, mother-Mary Cravey White, step-mother-Carlene Booth Jones, and half-brother-Carl Louis Jones.

 He is survived by his wife, Sarah, his son and daughter-in-law Chris and Jenn Krizmanic, sister and brother-in-law; Gail and Russell Dziubanek, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Alton and Susie Hatcher, Yvonne Zicari, John Zicari, Anthony and Margaret Zicari, and father-in-law; Onofrio Zicari, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 The family would like to thank the community for their continuous and loving support. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at a later date.


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