R. D. Jones, age 78, died February 11, 2017. He was born February 1st, 1939 in Enid, OK to Manly L. and Florence (Hobbs) Jones.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Kathryn, his parents, and his brothers Manly E. Jones and Sam L. Jones. He is survived by his brother Jerry D. Jones; son Robert, his wife Andi, and their children Melanie and Robby; son Richard, his wife Lori, and their children Keith and his wife Felicia, Kimberly, Jacob, Michael, and his wife Josie; and son Robin, his wife Diana, and their children Joshua and his wife Jamie, Rachel, and Joseph, as well as five great grandchildren, Logan, Isabella, Luke, and Lennon, and Madilyn.
R.D.'s life was dedicated to his family, the Lord, and service to others through the Church. As house-parents at Turley Children's Home in Tulsa, OK during the 1960s and 70s, R.D. and his wife Kathryn guided and mentored many young people through difficult periods in their lives.
R.D. and Kathryn moved their family to Piedmont in 1977 in search of a more traditional life for their children, and placed membership with the Piedmont Church of Christ. After their three sons had graduated high school, R.D. and Kathryn transferred to the University Church of Christ in Conway AR.
Retiring as a truck driver for ABF in North Little Rock, AR, R.D. and Kathryn returned to Piedmont to continue their service to our Lord. He was honored to serve as an Elder at Soldier Creek Church of Christ, and his calm strength and wise counsel will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation is Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 1-8 PM at Buchanan Funeral Service. Services to celebrate his life will be 10:30 AM Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at Soldier Creek Church of Christ in Piedmont followed by a private family committal service.