August 21, 1944 - April 28, 2009
MSGT Ret Donald Ray Jones Graveside services for Donald Ray Jones, age 64 of Henderson, will be held Friday May 1, 2009 at 2:00pm the Boynton Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Townsley officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of the Rader Funeral Home in Henderson. Donald was born August 21, 1944 in Sebring, Florida, he was a 1962 graduate of Henderson High School .Donald retired from the U.S. Air Force after 27 years of service. While on active duty he was an aircraft arament systems superintendent, and served in Viet Nam, he was was affiliated with the Trinity Baptist Church where he and his family were charter members. Donnie passed away peacefully Tuesday April 28, 2009 at his sisters residence with his family at his side. He fought a strong battle with cancer with the help of Dr Joseph Martins, and Dr. Heidi McKellar, and the staff of the ETMC Cancer Institute. He was a devoted family member who was always first to offer help and support. He loved gatherings with family and their friends. His grandchildren were the joy of his life. He loved sitting outside watching his grandchildren, and niece and nephews play. We will miss him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray E. and Ruth Jones, and grandson Shaun David Claburn. He is survived by his daughters Louren Jones of Henderson, and Sherlita Claburn & husband Josh of Henderson, grandchildren Christina and Colby Claburn of Henderson, sister Peggy Keeling and husband David of Henderson.; Nieces Laura Klinger & husband_Famous, and their children Nave and Judge of Henderson, Jacy Townsley & husband Chad, and their children Katie, Sam, and Atticus of Midwest City, Ok, . Extended family Lorna Cartwright and David Wilson., and very special friend , Joanie Whitehead; Aunts Adelle Hall of Henderson, Emmie Guest of Beckville, and Audrey Nelson of Houston. The family would like to express their love and appreciation to Jane Leath, the staff of the Star Café and the good friends who shared many hours of laughter, support, and friendship with Donnie. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 5-7pm Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, Texas 75701, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
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