James Morris Jones


James Morris Jones
James Morris Jones

James Morris Jones, 91, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on May 24, 2023.

The family will have Celebration of Life at his home, 5120 Lawrence Blvd., on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, from 12-4 pm.

James was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 27, 1932, and was raised in Amarillo, Texas. He relocated to Redmond, Washington, where he lived and worked as a Plumber until 1984. He married his wife Mary Rigsby in 1955 but was widowed in 1971 with two sons, James and Thomas.  While in Bellevue, Washington he met his second wife, Sharon Jones, and they were married for 51 years.

Upon retirement in 1984, they moved to Amarillo, Texas, the childhood home of James, where they spent the next 26 years.

James volunteered at Amarillo Senior Citizens Association (25 years), and was President of the Association at one time, he enjoyed playing bingo and cards with his fellow seniors.

He also volunteered with the Amarillo Police Department, where he worked as handicap patrol officer and supervisor (18 years).

He enjoyed RV’ing and traveling around the US with his wife. Having cruised to various places on 10 different occasions and had a cruise scheduled for Iceland before his death.

He is survived by his children James Morris and Thomas Jones.

5 Replies to “James Morris Jones”

  1. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

  2. We are saddened by the loss of both James and Sharon. Our last visit was just shy of two years ago and it was lovely. I’m grateful for the memories made with then. Growing up I was sure Uncle Jimmy was really Willie Nelson. Our hearts and thoughts are with the family.

  3. In Sympathy at your time of the Loss of your Father.
    Praying that God will comfort your hearts uplift
    Your Spirit, and carry you both through this time
    Of Sadness to a place of peace.
    With Love and Prayers to you always.
    Andrew and Nancy Balint

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