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Big Spring, Texas – Mr. Claud Eldon Jones, age 86, passed away on February 13, 2011 in Big Spring. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kiker-Seale Chapel in Colorado City with Rev. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial to follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones was born in Colorado City, Texas to William Claude Jones and Clara Mae Nichols/Jones on September 7, 1924. He was the eldest son of five children. Mr. Jones was a veteran of WW II and served in the Navy on the USS Conyngham. After returning home from the war, he married Billie Jean Carey on July 4th, 1946 and they were married for 64 years. Mr. Jones was a construction foreman for Southwestern Bell telephone for thirty eight years prior to his retirement. After retiring, he and wife, Billie, moved back from Odessa and built their retirement home in Big Spring. After his retirement, Mr. Jones loved to work in the afternoon at his son's shop rebuilding cars, with his son's specialty being 1957 Chevrolets. After having some heart problems over the years, Mr. Jones exercised each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Dora Roberts Rehab center in Big Spring and had many friends there. Mr. Jones and his wife enjoyed camping, and for many years spent time in their favorite camp spot in Cloudcroft, New Mexico with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jones, of Big Spring, Tx; a son, Dickie Jones and his wife, Linda, of Big Spring; a daughter, Toni Knox of Richardson, Tx; a sister, Mary Yvonne "Toots" Robertson and her husband, Bill of Conroe, Tx; nephews: Joe Jones and his wife Tammy of Waxahachie, Tx; William "Skeeter" Jones and his wife Martha of Fairfield, Tx; Donald Sellars and his wife Su-zan of Kingwood; nieces: Connie Chambers and her husband Randy of Colorado City; Crystal Sutter and her husband Alton of Snyder, Tx; Debra Sullivan of Carrollton, Tx.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Wanda Jones and Janice Cox; and a brother, Keeven Jones.


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