We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel
BEEVILLE - On May 23,2022, Ronald Jones went to be with his Lord after a prolonged illness. Jones was best known for being the creator of Beeville’s own North Pole, a Christmas mainstay for thirty-five years. Born in New Kensington Pennsylvania on May 13th, 1944, to Arthur and Leona (Kiebler) Jones. A Vietnam Veteran, Jones served his country in the Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Jones was a commercial welder by trade and was an avid car enthusiast and builder with car show awards and racing trophies to his credit. Jones moved to Beeville in 1977 and was active in his community.
Jones is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sons. One son was severely disabled and was stimulated by lights during Christmas which brought him joy. Jones expanded on this and added homemade and self-engineered animatronic displays to his yard every year, creating a winter wonderland that entertained thousands, both young and old, over the years. Jones is survived by his wife, Anne Jones, his brother Arthur Jones, his sister, Darlene McElheny, his son, Ronnie Jones and wife Lea Anne Jones, and his grandchildren Trey and Brooke Jones.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel. A chapel service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022, with Pastor Beau Jemison officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Beeville Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers are Andy Poynter, J.D. Aguirre, Dylan McKaig, Trey Jones, Ernest Gomez and Dusty Chesnutt.
OAK PARK MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL