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Hayden Ed Jones

Hayden Ed Jones, 88, of Port Neches, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. Ed was born January 19, 1929 in Port Arthur to the late Hayden E. Jones Sr. and Margie Graham Jones.

Ed retired as Superintendent, HDR with Texaco Chemical Company and retired from the Texas National Guard and Reserves as a Full Bird Colonel. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Community in Port Neches where he served as Mass Captain at the 8:00 a.m. Mass for several years. He was also a member of the Port Neches Knights of Columbus Counsel 2461, where he served on several committees.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jenny Jones of Port Neches; daughters, Pam Kyler (Jeff) of Nederland, Denise Woodard (Tommy) of Houston, and Jeanine Huckaby (Carl) of The Woodlands; sons, Alan Abshire (Vicki) of Baton Rouge, LA, and Dwain Abshire (Margie) of Baytown, TX; grandchildren, Natalie Gassen (Dennis), Tiffany Martin (Scott), Jimmy Hurley, Marcus Kyler (Lindsey), Jennafer Hurley, Lauren Hopper (BJ), Steven Abshire (Cassie), Nathan Huckaby, Addison Roy (Courtney), Caitlin Jurey (Keith) and Tessa Abshire Avant; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Grace & Clay Martin, Lauren & Alexis Gassen, Hailyn O’Connor, Hailea Abshire, Maielle & Elam Kyler, A.J. & Baby Jurey. Ed is preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Sharon Jones, Julie Hurley, Holley Jones, and Linda Jones; sons, Hayden Jones, III and George Jones; sister, Sarah Holmes, and aunt, Ruth French.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a K.C. rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H in Nederland, TX. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Church in Port Neches with Rev. Shane Baxter officiating. The interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, TX.