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Carl J. Jones, beloved husband, father and grandfather, 84, of Jasper, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Joplin Mercy Hospital. He was born April 22, 1933, in Nevada, Mo., to Otis Carl and Leona (Quall) Jones.
Carl was co-owner and operator of Judy's Café and Truck Stop, in Jasper. Throughout his life he enjoyed truck driving and farming. Carl was most passionate about music. He played numerous instruments and enjoyed singing. He excelled at the fiddle and was the founder of Carl Jones and the Kendricktown Playboys band. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, Masonic Lodge, Shriner's, Elks Lodge, and the V.F.W. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War.
Carl was united in marriage to Bessie Taffner on July 25, 1970. She survives.
Other survivors include his children, Carolyn Dye of Independence, Mo., Debbie Nelson, of Belton, Mo., Ronnie Jones, of Lexington, Mo., Carl Joe Jones, of Willing, Mo., Carla Kay Schieber, of Lexington, Bob Jones, of Crescent City, Calif., Kay Carter, of Jasper, Dale Carter, of Lamar, Mo., Doug Carter, of Diamond, Mo., Jenica Carter Rush, of Frisco, Texas, and Jessica Carter, of Virginia Beach, Va. One brother, Bob Jones, of Vancouver, Wash. Twenty-three grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, at 10 a.m. at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, at Weng Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Waters Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at wengfuneralchapel.com.
Published on November 28, 2017
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