Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Donald Wayne Jones

January 8, 1943 - February 25, 2020


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    Lori Hanes says

    Couldn’t have asked for a better uncle growing up. He was a playmate, conspirator and friend. Love you to heaven, Uncle Donnie…until we meet again!

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Donald Wayne Jones, 77, passed away on February 25, 2020. He was born on January 8, 1943 to Melvin Jones and Helen Cook in Evansville, Indiana.

Don was an excellent handyman. He loved to remodel and build things. He was a tool and die maker for 31 years. Don loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. His favorite pastime was watching sports. He enjoyed watching any and all sports and even played volleyball, basketball and coached sports teams as well. Don loved going to the beach and collecting shells. He enjoyed taking family vacations to Gulf Shores for over 20 years.

Don is survived by his wife of 56 years Beverly Jones; his children Dianne (Eric) Elpers, Traci (Brad) Smith and Michael Jones; his grandchildren Hayley (Jared) Jones, Logan (Emily) Elpers, Kelsey Smith (Kent Katzman), Samantha Smith, Nicholas Jones, and Sarah Jones; his great-grandchildren Grayson Jones and Camden Jones; his brother Larry (Dee) Jones; and many loving in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Linda Hendricks and Robert Jones.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. Saturday, February 29th at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Alzheimer’s association-Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter.