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Earl Jones

September 30, 1934 — November 23, 2023




 Earl Lee Jones; “Earl The Pearl”, Papa, was born September 30, 1934 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma to Henry Franklin Jones and Argie Beatrice Hayes. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 23, 2023, peacefully, at his home in Hobbs NM.

  Earl graduated from Byng High School in Byng, Oklahoma then attended and later graduated from Draughon School of Business.  He volunteered for the draft and served 3 years in the United States Army.  His duty station was Fort Shafter; Oahu, Hawaii where he served as a Military Policeman during the Korean War.   Upon his honorable discharge from the US Army he moved to Hobbs, NM and met Shirley Jane Wilson.  They were married in 1957 at the First United Methodist Church on July 15, 1957.   He was employed at Union Supply Company in Hobbs and was later transferred to Artesia, NM where he served for 10 years.  Earl and Jane made the decision to go into business for themselves and moved to Elida NM. There they started Chaveroo Supply Company. In 1968, they moved the business to Tatum, NM where Earl operated it until 1999 before retiring. He was well loved and made many lifelong friends in Lea County, and the Permian Basin where he loved supporting the oil and gas industry. 

     Earl was preceded in death by his parents, as well as all of his siblings:  Katherine Mayetta Jones, Buell Ulman “Bill” Jones, Mona Jean Jones and Glenda Faye Jones, as well as a grandchild, Janae Jones.

    He is survived by his beloved family; his wife of 66 years, Jane Jones: his children; Aaron T. Jones, Leesa M. Lee, Lance Lee, and Jonathan Brooks Jones and Eva Jones. Olivia Ponce Jones (Isabel and Victoria’s mom) gave him great peace and comfort, especially in the final days he was here on this earth. He loved his grandchildren: Isabel M. Jones, Victoria E. Jones, Logen “Snickelfritz” Lee, Samantha “Sammy” Jones and her mom Patty Mugan. He was also very proud of great grandson, Sebastian Rivas Jones.

    Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was his love. Church always gave him a peaceful place, where he knew he belonged. He loved doing genealogy and temple work and did it whenever he could.   

 He was a very unselfish man, who gave to anyone in need; whether it was raising a garden and/or sharing, and making sure families had a Christmas.

  Everyone who ever met him knew his passion was Genealogy, having found over 404,356 names. Earl wrote songs, sang like a bird, and played the guitar and Ukulele – being self-taught when he was in the military. Serving in the Army was one of his favorite achievements. He loved this country.  He had a great voice and many times his church would ask him to sing. Earl loved to tell jokes – to anyone who would listen, especially the VA and hospice nurses.  For many years he volunteered to be a little league Umpire (Oh how he loved to watch his children play sports).  His pep and zest for life and family was what kept him going, even for 17 years longer than he probably should have been here.   He believed God had work for him to do while he was on this earth, and he did it.

 A very special thank you to Gentiva Hospice. They were so kind and caring to our father in his final days. 

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

3720 N. Grimes, Hobbs, NM 88240

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