Walter Lee Jones

Walter Lee Jones
Walter Lee Jones
Walter Lee Jones
Walter Lee Jones

Walter Lee Jones, age 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Amarillo, TX.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Military rites will be provided by Volleys for Veterans. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Walter was born on May 10, 1933, in Tryon, OK, to Orvel and Zola Jones. In 1951, as a senior in high school, he joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was in the service from 1951-1954 stationed at the Kisarazu AFB in Japan. On September 10, 1954 he married his high school sweetheart Arena Welch in Guthrie, OK and was married for 65 years. After getting married, he worked for Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, OK from 1954-1960. Then he worked for the FAA from 1960-1988 as a radar technician. After retiring in 1988, he and Arena enjoyed traveling the world which included over 20 cruises, road trips with family, and many trips on his Gold Wing motorcycle with family and friends.

Walter belonged to the Panhandle Road Riders Club, Top Wings Motorcycle Club, and the Mustang Antique Car Club, having fully restored a 1965 Mustang.

He is survived by his wife, Arena; three daughters, Sheryl and husband Gene Brown of Canyon, TX, Annette and husband Robert Muir of Celina, TX, and Terri and husband Kent Sharp of Celina, TX; sister, Darlene and husband J.W. Kerby of Sapulpa, OK; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

14 Replies to “Walter Lee Jones”

  1. Sending love and prayers from mom ( Dorothy Breeden ) and I. Lots of memories of younger days- your dad and mom Jack & Zola and grandpa George and grandma Thelma as well as my daddy Jack Ray Breeden💜 Thankful💜

  2. I always enjoyed talking to Walt and hearing his stories. My sincerest condolences on your loss.


  3. Walter was one of my favorite persons. I have fond memories of Gold Wing trips with Walter and Arena. My sincere condolences to Arena and their family over this loss.

  4. Walt was a smile just waiting to happen we were not friends long but came from the same area in Oklahoma. He will be missed. Chin up Arena .

    With all our love and respect

    Don and Becky Weeks

  5. Ken and I were honored to know Walter and Arena. We highly respected him. He had a wonderful life and we just loved his stories. We will miss you. Much love and hugs Arena , prayers for peace and comfort to you and all the family.

  6. Walter lived an ordinary live with extraordinary love.He was a holy man and will be greatly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you Arena and the family.

  7. Francis worked with him in FAA was a great friend . My heart is with you Arena and all your family. Love and prayers. Pat Carroll

  8. I’m truly sorry for you loss. Walter was a very special man. He was a good man and dear friend. We will all miss him. Our love and prayers are with you.

  9. We cherish all our wonderful trips together. Walter was very special to us. You both have been “family” to us always.
    Our love and prayers to you, Arena, and your girls and their families.

    Jack and Marilyn Carroll

  10. This was a remarkable man .He will be truly missed. They are an awesome couple. They went with us to OR at Be a rehab.We are all in the cardio group. We will see him again some day.

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