Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Leonard Jones

Born: 3/25/1938

Died: 4/23/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Leonard Jones, 88, passed away April 23, 2004, in Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital. He was born July 9, 1915, on Dollie Duncan Mountain in the Bell Community, Adair County, Oklahoma, the son of Frank and Geneva Jones. He was married to Juanita Kester on March 25, 1938. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary and their union was blessed with four sons, Vonnie, Herman, Dewey and Morris Jones.

Leonard accepted Christ as his Saviour at an early age and was a charter member of the Bell Baptist Church where he remained faithful until his death. He served as the official bell ringer along with many other positions in the church. He also served the community as a charter member of the Bell Rural Fire Department. He was a farmer and worked construction as a carpenter. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, trapping and working in the timber. Affectionately known by many as Grandpa Jones, he loved all children and always took the time to entertain them with his many colorful stories and to teach them by generously sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert Kester and Claude Phillips; one sister, Annie Littledeer; a stepsister, Viola Sutton; a special buddy, his daughter-in-law, Peggy Jones; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Hopkins and Heather Marie Edwards.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita, of their home in Stilwell, Oklahoma; four sons, Vonnie and wife, Shirley, Herman, Dewey and wife, Joann, and Morris and wife, Kaye, all of Stilwell; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, one helper and friend, Regina Bogart, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Leonard Jones