Joe K. Jones, Sr. age 79 of Gatesville, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at his home.
Graveside services with Mason Rites, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2020 at Gatesville Masonic Cemetery, with Pastor Greg Demmit officiating.
Joe was born on November 16, 1940 in Gatesville, to the late W. Mat and Mildred Graves Jones. He grew up in Gatesville and graduated from Gatesville High School in 1960 and later attended Tarleton State University. He served in the U.S. Army in the mid 1960’s. After his discharge he went to work for Santa Fe Railroad, where he was an engineer until his retirement in 2003, with 34 years of service. He enjoyed golf and collecting guns. He was a 50 year member of Gatesville Masonic Lodge #197 A.F. & A.M. and the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Dustin Pietsch; two brothers, Joel Jones and Jan Jones.
He is survived by daughters, Tressia Jones, Tracy Pietsch and husband, Tim; sons, Joe K. Jones, Jr. and wife, Carrie, Bobby Jones and companion, Monica Barnard, Casey Jones; sister, Sally Jund; brothers, Mat Jones, Johnny Jones; nine grandchildren and one great grandson.
Memorials may be made to Gatesville Masonic Lodge #197 A.F. & A.M., 2544 E. Main St., Gatesville, TX 76528.