Darris D. Jones, 1:30 PM, December 9, 2017


Darris “Duane’” Jones 80, died on November 28, 2017 in his home with loved ones surrounding him. He had been under the care of Life Spring Hospice since January 2017. The family is so thankful for the excellent care and support provided by Life Spring Hospice. Duane was proceeded in death by his parents W.A Jones and Ruby Jones, and granddaughter Gabby Lane.


He leaves his wife of 59 years, Gwen Jones, son Darris Duane Jones JR, daughter Debra Hill, son Darren Jones and wife Penny, Daughter Donnita Lane, daughter Deana Hamman and husband Gary, son Derrick Jones and significant other DeDe, sister Nelda Payne, sister Wilma Jones and husband Cooper, sister Phyllis Caldwell and husband Billy, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.



Born in Tecumseh, Oklahoma in 1937. Duane lived 16 year in the bay area of California and moved to Oklahoma City in 1983. Where he re discovered his love and devotion for the Oklahoma Sooners. He lived by this saying until his final days “Sooner born and Sooner bred, when I die I will be Sooner dead”. His profession was an perfectionist carpet layer for over 50 years. He was many things but the highlights of his life was to be a devoted husband, father, grandfather. His laughter, orneriness , sense of humor will be very much missed.


For many years many thought Gwen called the shots but sweet laid back Duane just sat back and let Gwen be the “boss”. In the later part of his life It was discovered that Duane was the grand Marshall over all . He played his life by his own rules until the very end: stubborn, hard headed and very much loved.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 PM, December 9, 2017 at Westmoore Community Church, 12609 S. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK. Private family burial will take place after the services. Arrangements are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK



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