Fire Chief Tom Jones peacefully passed away September 28, 2016 at his home in Caney, KS where he was surrounded by his family and friends. Tom was born on October 13, 1952 in Caney, KS to Willis and Loretta (Longpine) Jones. Tom was the third of six children. He grew up in Wayside, KS and graduated from Caney Valley High School in 1971. He married the love of his life Brenda Artherton on August 5, 1972 and they made their home in Caney, KS. Tom and Brenda have two sons Robert and Mike and two grandchildren Braiden and Alivia. Tom not only loved his wife but his sons and grandchildren deeply.
Tom worked for Messner Farms, Layton Oil Company, and for the last 23 years he worked for Consolidated Oil Well Services. He joined the Caney Volunteer Fire Department in August of 1986. In his 30 years of service, Tom served as a Lieutenant for 2 years, a Captain for 12 years, Assistant Chief for 10 years and Chief for 2 years. He left this world proudly serving as FD 1. He shared his love for the fire service with not only his sons but also with his grandchildren. The Caney Volunteer Fire Department was not just a hobby for Tom but a true passion.
Tom is survived by his wife Brenda Jones of the home, two sons Robert and his wife Stephanie of Caney, KS and Mike Jones of Caney, KS, two grandchildren Braiden and Alivia, three sisters Linda Hamilton and husband Rich of Wichita, KS, Mary Sturm of Ochelata, OK, and Margaret (Maggie) Morrison of Vinita, OK, two brothers Lloyd Jones and wife Donna of Tyro, KS and Fred Jones and wife Teresa of Sedan, KS, two sisters by marriage Teresa and her husband Bernard (Bunny) Mantooth of Dewey, OK and Sherry Wealthall of Lawrence, KS, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Monday October 3, 2016 at the Cornerstone Church in Caney, KS with burial following at Sunny Side Cemetery in Caney, KS.
Visitation will be held at Potts Chapel in Caney, KS on Sunday October 2, 2016 from 1-8 with family receiving visitors from 6-8.
Memorial contributions can be made to Caney Volunteer Fire Department 211 S. East Street Caney, KS 67333.
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