Cecil Edward Jones, age 74, of Jasper, departed this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at his home after a short illness.

     Cecil was born April 10, 1934, at Stockton, Missouri, to Silas Jesse and Ruth Ellen (Felty) Jones.  He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School and went to work for the Missouri State Highway Department in 1952.  His career as a surveyor/inspector for MODOT spanned 44 years before his retirement in 1996.  

     Cecil was saved at the home of Claude Miller on October 27, 1947 and joined Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church.  He had been an active member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Avilla, Missouri since moving his membership there on September 28, 1958.  Always faithful, Cecil often said, “I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVETH.”

     On June 26, 1953, at Jerico Springs, Cecil married Carol Jeanette Samp and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are three children and their spouses, Sheila & David Smith, Cabot, Arkansas, Cynthia & Lloyd Chapman, Jasper, and Kevin & Robin Jones, Lebanon; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerald & Janet Jones, El Dorado Springs; two sisters, Pauline Bryant, El Dorado Springs, and Geneva Miller, Lamar; three grandsons, Robert & wife Brandi Chapman, Jeff Chapman, and Randall Smith; three great-grandchildren; and a large extended family

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 29th at Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church southeast of El Dorado Springs.  Burial will be in Hazel Dell Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Hospice of America in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


Directions to Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church from Lamar, Missouri:

North on Highway 71  (approximately 25 miles)

Turn right (East) on Hwy 54, travel to east edge of El Dorado Springs & turn right (south) on Hwy 32 (Woods Grocery is on the left at the intersection)

Follow 32 south approx. 3 miles to U Highway (watch for sale barn)

Turn east on U Highway, go 3.6 miles (watch for Hazel Dell Sign at junction of U & Co. Rd. 651)

Turn north on Co. Rd. 651, go 1/2 mile, turn east on Co. Rd. 500 to church.




#4 El Dorado Springs, MOMargaret Long and Tom Gough 2008-12-31 22:51
As long as I remember I had a fond memory of Cecil and the whole Jones family. You have meant a lot to me.

I am so glad that there is no question where he is spending eternity. I want to say I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you that your hearts be comforted.

God Bless all of you.
#3 Lake Worth, FLBob and Linda Bartelsmeyer 2008-12-29 06:59
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jones family during this difficult time.
May God Bless You.
#2 Austin, ArkansasRichard and Jeanette Liles 2008-12-28 20:59
We are so very sorry for your loss. Cecil was a good man and we will miss him.

We love you and are praying for you and your family during this time.
#1 Denver, ColoradoDiana and Rich Heinemeyer 2008-12-28 19:32
We have many fond memories of Uncle Cecil - sharing hunting and fishing trips and enjoying our family get-togethers.
All the family is going to miss him, but we're glad he has gone to a better place.


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