Memorial services for Michael W. Jones will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Kirk Blancett officiating. Visitation will be held this evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Craddock Funeral Home.
Michael “Mike” Jones was born Oct. 7, 1946, to Anna Faye (Chaney) and Claude Jones, in Chickasha. He passed from this life on June 30, 2019, at the age of 72.
Mike was a graduate of Ninnekah High School with the class of 1966. A talented baseball player, he briefly attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University before enlisting in the U.S. Army. On March 13, 1970, he married the love of his life, Connie Eakes, in Chickasha, and together, they raised two sons, Charlie and Shannon.
He had a large collection of hobbies, including art, music, woodcarving and writing, but especially had a passion for writing plays and collaborating with the Moonlight Writers and other local writing groups. An active member of the Masonic Temple, Scottish Rite and Military Order of the Purple Heart, Mike was loved by his many friends and family and will be greatly missed.
Mike was preceded in death by his loving wife Connie; his parents, Claude and Anna Faye Jones; and brother, Patrick Jones.
He is survived by his sons, Shannon Jones and his wife Cheri, of Ardmore, and Charlie Jones and his wife Jori, of Bellevue, Neb.; sisters, Cheryl Foster and Marlene Davis; grandchildren, Taylor Jones, Sydney Jones, Hunter Jones, Archer Jones, Zamara Jones and her significant other Dezmon Chetpatananont, Alec Jones, Hannah Piggee and her husband Josh, and Will Washburn; and great-grandchildren, Journey Marie Piggee and Kenzo Chetpatananont.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ardmore Little Theater at www.ardmorelittletheater.com/support/how-can-i-help.html where Mike enjoyed watching some of his collaborative writings with friends.
Online condolences can be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.