John Winfield "Johnny" Jones

March 09, 1929 - November 26, 2019

John Jones, Sr.

Johnny W. Jones, 90, died on November 26, 2019 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 9, 1929 to Beulah Portier and Edward Jones. After a short stay, he moved to Beaumont for the rest of his life.

Johnny was a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School and went on to Lamar University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting in 1978. He worked at the Texas Highway Department and retired with thirty-nine years of service. He started out as an accounting clerk and worked his way up to be Chief Accountant and Supervisor of Auditing. Johnny was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan for many years. Johnny was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Gale Jones, of Beaumont; daughter, Cindy Deering and her husband, Robert, of Taos, New Mexico; son, Kenneth Jones and his wife, Mary, of Pineville, Louisiana; step-son, Allen Arnold and his wife, Kellye, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; step-daughter, Amy Hudgens and her husband, Dan of Richmond, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Kendall Hudgens, Caroline Hudgens, Hope Arnold, Greyson Arnold, Chase Arnold, Jennifer Jones, Toby Jones, and Wayne Jones; one great-grandchild; nieces, Meredith and her husband, Johnny, Kelsey and her husband, Brad; nephew, Scott; many other nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Bonnie Downen and her husband, Dick and Carol Byrd.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father; two sons; and two brothers.

A gathering of Mr. Jones’ family and friends will be from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Pallbearers will be Allen Arnold, Dan Hudgens, Greyson Arnold, and Chase Arnold.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont, Texas, 77706.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
1350 North 23rd Street Beaumont, TX 77706
Thursday, December 05, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (8)

  • Danny Ozio

    03 January 2020 at 20:08 | #

    I am very sorry to hear of Uncle Jonny's passing. I wish I could have been there for his service, take care


  • Sharron Jones Phythian

    05 December 2019 at 19:29 | #

    Gayle and family; My prayers and heartfelt condolences to all of you! Many memories flood through me as I remember my dear cousin. He was such a Godly, Loving Man!


  • Linda and Jimmy Sachitano

    04 December 2019 at 15:59 | #

    Gale, I am just today seeing this on Broussards. Just want you to know that we send you and your family our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed running into you both on our Sunday lunches at restaurants. And of course you were our good long-time neighbors on Chatwood.


  • Robert Peacock

    02 December 2019 at 18:21 | #

    Johnny and Gale have been my next door neighbors for many, many years.. I will miss him and out football shared interests. My condolences to Gale, Amy and Allen and all his loved ones.
    God bless you all..


  • James Callas

    30 November 2019 at 14:23 | #

    Johnny was absolutely the nicest guy you could ever meet. I used to see him and Gale all the time


  • Nancy and Bill Hale

    29 November 2019 at 21:46 | #

    We are so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. Our prayers are with Gale and all of the family.


  • Julie Jones

    29 November 2019 at 14:21 | #

    To Aunt Gale and all my cousins, I’m so sorry I won’t be able to be at dear Uncle Johnny’s services but please know that I will be there in spirit. My very deepest condolences to you all. Uncle Johnny was a prince of a man and he will be greatly missed. Rest easy knowing he can be with his parents and brothers again. I love you all!


  • William Netterville

    28 November 2019 at 22:58 | #

    My deepest sympath[es to Cindy and Kenneth, May God bless


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