Buster Jones, Ponca City resident, died on Friday, March 15, 2013. He was 85.
A memorial service will be held to honor his life on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2pm in the Chapel of the Trout Funeral Home.
Buster was born on Sept. 5, 1927 in Henryetta, Oklahoma to Charles William and Verna Dean (Claborn) Jones. He grew up in Henryetta, where he obtained his early education. A year before his graduation, Buster left school to join the United States Navy. He served our country on the SS Rushmore and was stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa. He received an honorable discharge in 1946 and he came back and finished high school; graduating in 1947. While in High School he played football.
Buster married Virginia Blade and the couple was blessed with three daughters. They moved to Ponca City in 1950 where Buster worked for many years as an Mechanic for Jack Bowker Ford and Ponca Body Shop. In 1982 he married Joyce Hartness and they remained in Ponca City. He loved fishing, making bird houses, gardening and recreationally racing motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, of the home; daughters, Terry Wright, Gail Barabasz and Beverly O'Mara and step-children, Judy Landrum and Pete Hartness; sister, Patsy Greer; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; niece Debbie Robinson and her husband Rick and nephew Charlie "Wesley" Jones and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wesley Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quilts of Valor from the Heartland,
P.O. Box 89 Barnsdall, Oklahoma 74002.
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