Paul Jones, 79, of Russellville, died Saturday, February 24, 2018, at
Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. The son of Asa and Ruth (Williams) Jones May, he was born April 13, 1938, in Forrest City, AR, and was a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a degree in nuclear technology. Paul married Linda (Kay) Jones, on October 24, 1958, at Forrest City. He was a supervisor at Entergy-ANO working in the Instrument & Control (I & C) Department. He was raised in the Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening, working outside, wood working, and everything mechanical. In kind, he was known to his children and grandchildren as "Mr. Fix It." He was also a member of the Arkansas National Guard for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry Jones and Donald Ray Jones; a nephew, Jody Jones; a son-in-law, Bill Weddle; and a brother-in-law, Otis Banning. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Jones of Russellville; two daughters, Lori Tanner (Tim) of Russellville, and Barbara Hillman (Hal) of Carlisle; a son, Gary Jones (Ryan Boling) of Greers Ferry; seven grandchildren, Alexis Tanner, Braden Tanner & Blake Tanner all of Russellville, Drew Weddle of Little Rock, Ben Weddle of Nashville, TN; Tyler Weddle (Melissa) of Lowell, and Seth Weddle (Meagan) of Fayetteville; two great grandchildren, Blakely Weddle & Brooks Weddle both of Lowell; a sister, Patricia Banning of Mansfield, TX; a brother-in-law, Sonny Kay (Christy) of Wynne; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Caudell of Horn Lake, MS.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00PM, Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service. Rev. Larry Pettus will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, on Thursday, at the funeral home chapel. Memorials may be made to: Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, AR 72801. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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