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© Enid News & Eagle
22 May 2019
Submitted by: Glenn


Thank You For Your Service!

William Douglas "Dub" Jones

July 26, 1933 ~ May 21, 2019

 My name is William Douglas "Dub" Jones. I was born in Wichita, Kansas, on July 26, 1933. My parents were D.W. Jones, Sr., and Gladys Pearl Jones.

We moved to Enid in the summer of 1937. I attended Washington, Lincoln, Emerson and Enid High School and graduated in 1951. I lettered in basketball, baseball and football and made all-state in basketball.

I started at OU in the fall of 1951. I dropped out of school in 1953 when I decided I needed some time to grow up. I spent 2 years in the Army in the Signal Company of the Fourth Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. I returned to OU in 1955 and graduated in 1958 with a BS in geology. That year the oil companies were firing rather than hiring, and I went to work for Franklin Supply Company in Oklahoma City selling oil field equipment.

I met my wife, Carolyn Joy Selle while in Norman, and we married in June 1960 in her hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. We were married 52 years till her death in October 2012. We had no children.

In 1961, we moved to Kingfisher, OK, which is as close as we could get to Hennessey, OK, where I managed a store for Franklin Supply during the oil boom in the Hennessey area. Realizing we were in the wrong end of the oil business we returned to Norman in 1964 and received a law degree in the spring of 1966. We then moved to Tulsa where I went to work in the trust department of National Bank of Tulsa (now Bank of Oklahoma). I left the bank in 1982 as senior vice president and trust officer in charge of the personal trust department and went with a director of the bank who had a family oil company named "CEJA."

I retired in 2003 at age 70. After my wife's death I moved back to Enid in March of 2014 where I had an older brother, D.W. "Jim" Jones, Jr., and a nucleus of old friends including Claudia Finnegan, the widow of one of my best friends. She is something special and made my retirement years worth staying around for. My brother, Jim, died in August of 2015. My parents predeceased me as did my younger brother, Neal Roger Jones, in 1993. I have no other immediate family.

This was written by Dub himself. He passed away in Enid on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Suggested memorials are Garfield County Scholarship Endowment Fund, in care of Cherokee Strip Community Foundation, 324 N. Van Buren, Enid, OK 73703, or Enid SPCA, 1116 Overland Trail, Enid, OK 73703.

There are no memorial services per his request. 

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