David Wesley Jones

Published 2:37 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

My beloved husband, David Wesley Jones, of Casa Grande, AZ passed away on April 4, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. He was 82 years old. David has lived in Arizona for over 25 years.

David was born on December 15, 1934 in Port Arthur TX to Ettie Mae and David Jones. His formative years were spent with his two older sisters and one brother in Nederland, TX. He graduated from Nederland High School in 1954 where he was very involved with school activities. He was active in football, track and basketball. He served as Class President of his Senior Class and was voted as “most popular” and “best all around” his senior year. David received a certificate for outstanding service as President of the Senior Class.

He moved from the Nederland area to join the U.S. Navy in 1955. He received his BIS Degree from George Mason University in VA on May 17, 1980. His employment has taken him all over the world including such places as Washington D.C., Virginia, Oatar, Thailand, Guinee, Singapore, France and Australia.

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David enjoyed a long working career. He retired from the United States Navy and the Department of State. He worked as a Placement Officer with the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations, as a Caseworker for Congressman Bill Chappell, as a Health Benefits Caseworker for the U.S. Civil Service Commission, as a Statistical Assistant for the Board of Governors, and as a Communications Officer for the Department of State.

During his employment with the Department of State, David won a Meritorious Honor Award and a Meritorious Step Increase. While working in Doha, Qatar, David was a member of Doha Players and received recognition for his part as Inspector Sweeny in “The Night of January 16th.”

After retirement David continued to work part-time in several positions in the Tucson, Green Valley and Casa Grande area.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Jean Jones, of Casa Grande, AZ; one son, Richard Glen Jones, of TN; one sister Jewel Tanner Crocker of TX; three grandchildren: Jerel David Cobb and his wife Annie, Rachel Cobb Liu and her husband Tye, Leslie Madridano and her husband Warren and three great grandchildren, all of TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a charity of your choice.

Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.