Darwin Elbert Jones, 58, a resident of Pheasant Run Community and more recently Parsons, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Monday, Oct. 18, 1954 in Parsons, a son of the late Earl Elmo Jones and Elsie Mae Nestor Jones, who survives at Shavers Fork.
Also surviving are one daughter, Crystal Collar and husband, Peter of Parsons; three brothers, Denzal Elmo Jones and wife, Debra of Pheasant Run, Kerens; Delvin Erick Jones and wife, Rebecca, of Triangle, Va.; Dale Evan Jones and wife, Robin, of Sugarlands; one sister, Delorce Ethel Booth and husband, Dewey, of Shavers Fork; two granddaughters, Ava Marie Collar and Trista Cheyenne Collar, both of Parsons; and several nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends.
Darwin Elbert Jones
Preceding him in death are one brother, Delmas Earl Jones; one sister-in-law, Chung Suk "Judy" Jones.
He attended Parsons High School. He was a former employee of the Kingsford Charcoal Company and a handyman, working various construction jobs. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, enjoyed gardening, canning and making deer jerky. He was a noted raspberry grower. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Saturday from 5-8 p.m., Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. The Rev. J. Michael Lantz will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Darwin Elbert Jones. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.