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Donald Walter Jones was born September 14, 1954 in Columbus, Georgia to the late Mary Annette Jones and James Bascom Jones. He married the love of his life, Cathy Hutchinson Jones, in 1972 and together they raised a beloved daughter, Jamie Jones. Donald worked in construction most of his career having last worked as a heavy equipment operator for Rozell Construction Company. When he wasn’t working or spending time cutting his grass, he would be found hanging at the hunting camp in Talbotton with his fellow In Rut Hunting Club members.
Donald was musically talented with a gifted voice and a self-taught drummer. You would find him often listening to his favorite country songs or jamming to his favorite band, “The Eagles.” He was known to be quite the jokester as times and enjoyed making people laugh or smile. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family.
Donald Walter Jones, 67, of Cataula, Georgia passed away October 4, 2021 at Piedmont Northside Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Gary Bascom Jones and Jody Jones; nephew, Gary Wayne Jones; and his faithful canine companion, “Yellow Dog.”
Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 49 years, Cathy H. Jones of Cataula, Georgia; daughter, Jamie Jones of Columbus, Georgia; grandson, Colby Beckwith of Columbus, Georgia; nephews, Ronald Huckelbee of Columbus, Georgia and Joey Jones of Cataula, Georgia; a host of extended family and friends; and his faithful pets, “Rudy” the horse, “Possum” the Bassett Hound, and “Miss Kitty” the cat.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton, Georgia with Pastor Jonathan McNeese officiating. Due to the covid pandemic, masks are highly encouraged in an effort to keep everyone safe during these times. All service inquiries need to directed to Georgia Cremation.
The family requests no flowers and for donations to be made to the Harris County Humane Society.
The Jones family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055.
Robin King says
Cathy lifting you and your family up in prayer. May God bless and comfort you. Love this tribute. Love you
Bennett and Lynda Massey says
So sorry to hear this. All the family are in our prayers.
Ruthie Curtis says
Cathy – Sending you love and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. What a wonderful tribute to Don – I wish I had known him.
James Hall says
You will be missed old friend! Rip wig !
James Hall says
You will be missed old friend. RIP wig.
Robert Jenkins says
Don was a great man and a very honest man .
Belinda Shively says
Cathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
James Cullefer says
Rest easy sir!
You will be missed Daddy Don!!
Derek Dodson says
You will be missed and were loved by so many. Now you can watch over Cathy, Jamie and Colby from above. Thoughts and Prayers for the whole family.
Mike and Beverly says
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Prayers for the family
Julie Murrah says
Love and prayers being lifted for you and your family. Give your pups an extra hug❤️.
Sherwood Colwell says
We’ll miss the mayor of Rough Edge at the hunting camp.
Great testament to his life. He was a person you would want to know. You and yours have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my prayers as you cope with the loss of Don. Love, Ene
Kimberly Jackson says
Sending love and prayers❤ He will be missed❤
always waved coming at u in that red ford truck.
Pam Burt says
Don sounds like an amazing man. Wish I could have known him. This is a beautiful tribute. Hugs and prayers for you and your family during the difficult days ahead. Love Pam
Barry Boutwell says
Cuz you will be missed,may the lord bless you and your family.
Don and Sheryl Kreuzkamp says
Sending prayers to the entire Jones family. Don was a good friend to many. He will be missed.
Emily Rogers says
Oh how I miss that friendly voice at 7 in the morning telling me happy day nurse he was always smiling. Me and big Martin sure do miss you friend.
Misty Damren says
Aunt Cathy I’m sorry for your lost. Thinking of you. Love Misty