Donald Raymond Jones

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 16, at Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry for Donald Raymond Jones, 82, of Rippey. Interment was in Franklin Township Cemetery at Cooper.
A Masonic Lodge service was held Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be left at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones died Feb. 11, 2010, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born April 17, 1927, at Rippey to Emerson and Tillie (Curry) Jones. He attended school in Cooper and Ogden. He served his country in the United States Army during World War Two.
Donald owned and operated the DX gas station in Ogden, then worked for Northern Natural Gas, and finally worked for Oscar Mayer until he retired in 1985.
He loved going to auctions and antique shows, and after his retirement he operated his own antique stores. He married Sharilyn Irene McAllister on June 18, 1982, at Deadwood, SD.
Donald loved raising cows, fishing and hunting when he was able, and collecting tractors. He especially enjoyed the outdoors and was very knowledgeable about nature. He was a member of the Rippey Masonic Lodge, Rippey American Legion, and the Madrid VFW.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Emerson and Tillie Jones; a daughter, Kathy Shadle; three sisters, Thelma John, Dorothy Miller, and Lola Miller; and a brother Clarence Wilson.
Survivors include his wife Sherry Jones; three children, Shawn Jones and fiancee Kathleen Sleeth of Rippey, April Jones of Cherokee, Brian Jones of Des Moines and Diane Liebli of Burlington; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Leta Poindexter of Winston-Salem, NC; and many nieces and nephews.