John Robert (Darrell) Jones

July 30, 2013 • Obituaries

A Roswell Native passed away on July 24th [auth] in Ruidoso.

He leaves behind a son John Jones of Frazier Park CA, daughters, Linda K. Jones of Valley Springs CA, Shawn Jones of Roswell, sister, Cheryll Ann Jones; niece and nephew Becky and David Parks. He also leaves behind countless other family and friends. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He was born on January 12, 1936 to Lola May and Johnny Robert Jones in Kenna NM. He was preceded in death by his sister Kay Pierce.

Darrell grew up in Kenna NM at his grand parents ranch. He had a love for horses and horse racing. Darrell also enjoyed a good game of poker especially Texas hold’em, he loved to garden and canned things he grew. Darrell was a Plumber & Pipe Fitter by trade and was a respected member of the Plumber and Pipe Fitters National Union. He also belonged to the Eagles Lodge Aerie #3187.

Darrell was a man of honor and well respected. He will be missed greatly by all. We love you Dad.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Eagles Lodge Aerie #3187, 3201 S. Sunset Ave., Roswell NM, 88203-2204.

A private graveside service will be held following a celebration of life at the Eagles lodge, 3201 Sunset Ave., Roswell, NM @ 11:30 on Friday.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Serving as pallbearers are Bud Spencer, Jack Anderson, R.J. Spencer, Chris Cooley, Rob Windell and Everisto Lucero. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Magil, Pat Magil, A.R. Medaris, Jack Box, Rod Price and Dan Baker.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice Care, 400 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM 88201.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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