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David Jones

Born: 7/24/1928

Died: 1/10/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

David Stanley Jones, 77, Idabel passed away January 10, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 24, 1928, in Boswell, the son of Joseph and Ada LeFlore Jones.

David lived with his grandfather, James LeFlore of the Iron Stob Community, until the age of 8 at which time he was placed in Goodland Indian orphanage. He graduated from Goodland High School. David received a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in history with emphasis in Oklahoma Choctaw History from Central State University in Edmond. He was later awarded a Masters Degree in Education Administration and Guidance and Counseling.

David was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy for two years in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Gunner’s Mate for 19 years. David then served in the U.S. Army Reserve from which he retired. He was awarded the Danforth Qualities of Leadership Award and the Masonic Teacher of Today Award. David was a 32nd Degree Mason, served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of the Choctaw Nation, and was a member of the Choctaw Nation Color Guard and the Retired Teacher’s Association of Idabel. David was affiliated with the Bokchito Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his son, Quintin Jones of Garvin; daughters, Terra Jones of Oklahoma City and Lila Jones of Idabel; grandchildren, Darrell Littlehawk of Oklahoma City, Odessa Anderson of Warm Springs, Oregon, Carla Hall of Tulsa and Alicia Littlehawk of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren, Kiersten Anderson of Warm Springs, Judy King of Tulsa, Jakovan Anderson of Warm Springs and Talisa Littlehawk of Oklahoma City; a sister, Carolyn Jones of Oklahoma City; several other relatives and a host of friends.

David Jones