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Saturday, August 27, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Ted Dodson Jones, 91, of Cleburne, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at his home. Graveside services are now set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Rosehill Cemetery. Michael B Beaugh, a longtime family, friend will officiate.
Ted was born in Cleburne on February 14, 1931, at home on Sunset Ave. to Corrie (Dodson) and Charles Oran Jones and was the youngest of three children. He spent all but a few years of his life in Cleburne, graduating from Cleburne High School. After graduation, Ted attended the University of Texas where he was a member of the Longhorn water polo team, thus his lifelong love of his Longhorns.
On January 24, 1949, he joined the United States Air Force to serve in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on October 5, 1952 and returned to Cleburne, where he met the true love of his life, Barbara Bridges. They were married August 14, 1954 and were married for 67 years before her death in May of 2022. After several job opportunities requiring relocation, Ted and Barbara settled in Cleburne to raise their two children. Ted spent most of his working years as a long haul truck driver before purchasing Brazos Peanut Company. His other passion in life was golf that he shared with many of his friends and his granddaughter, Emily. He and Barbara were very involved in the lives of their grandchildren and then their great-grandchildren who were all very special to them.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Bridges Jones; grandson, Oran D. Jones; and sisters, Jacqueline Jones Southern and Virginia Rose Jones Booker.
He is survived by his daughter, Tedi Jones Rockett and husband, Tom, of Caldwell, Texas; son, Dow Jones and wife, Deborah, of Dell City, Texas; grandchildren, Brady (Jennifer) Rockett, Emily (Kevin)Benham, Janie Jones, Mecca Hickox, and Jacob Hickox; great grandchildren, Olivia Benham, Alexander Benham, Fallon Rockett, and Case Rockett; and many nephews and nieces that he loved dearly in his own way.
The family would like to thank Envoy Hospice and Alpha Omega Hospice for their care and compassion for Ted along with his wonderful caregivers, Lei Crosier, Amy Poteet, Dorothy Boatwright, Tracey Robinson and his granddaughter, Mecca Hickox.
As lifelong members of the First Presbyterian/United Presbyterian church of Cleburne, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to United Presbyterian Church, 1510 W Westhill Dr, Cleburne, TX 76033.