"The Choice of More Okmulgee Area Families"

 Paul F. Jones

Paul F. Jones was born January 19, 1937 at Vinita, Oklahoma. He was the son of Arthur E. Jones and Pansey Whorton. Paul went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his home in Beggs, Oklahoma, at the age of 71 years old.

Paul was a long time resident of Beggs, Oklahoma. On September 2, 1966, Paul and Darlene were united in marriage in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. They operated a small ranch in the Beggs area for many years.

Paul had many interests; singing, restoring John Deere tractors, hunting, fishing, raising bucking bulls, draft horses, and registered Bluetick Coon Hounds. Many of his interests lead to employment. He was known for auctioneering, singing, and order buying cattle. He was also Master of Hounds for the United Kennel Club.

As a young man he enlisted in the Navy, where he received his G.E.D. and learned to weld. After a tour in the Navy he enrolled in OSU Tech where he received a degree in the Auto Body Department. This was very useful in restoring John Deere tractors in later years.

On February 23, 1958 he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. A short time later he dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel. He received licenses with the Assembly of God and Pentecostal Holiness Churches. The ministry took Paul and Darlene to many churches and developed many lasting friendships.

The Lord has blessed them in many ways. One they both cherished is the time spent at Sycamore Bay, fishing and visiting with friends.

As well as friends the Lord blessed him with family he loved.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Arthur E. Jones, and Pansey Whorton, and one sister Ruth Stroup Linton.

Paul is survived by his wife, Darlene Jones, of the home, two sons; Tim Jones and wife Linda of Inola, Oklahoma, and Jake Jones and wife Debbie of Beggs, Oklahoma, one brother; Raymond Jones and wife Fran of Belton, Missouri, three sisters; Martha Claggett and husband K.K. of Vinita, Oklahoma, Ruth Ann Schwan and husband Carl of Lafayette, California, and Lucille Whitchurch of Jay, Oklahoma, six grandchildren; Jennifer Henderson, Todd Jones, Cheyenne Jones, Justin, Jered, and J.T. Jones, six great grandchildren, several cousins, nephews, nieces, and other special family members and many friends. Paulís special angels; Sonny and Delores Bowling, Carol Copenhaver, and Donna Guinn who helped and took such good care of him.

Casketbearers for the services are Justin Jones, Jered Jones, J.T. Jones, Todd Jones, David Bowling, Justin Nix, and Pat Henderson. Music for the service provided by Larry Broughton, Johnny Arrowood, and Barbara Klaus. Reading by special friend, Gene Rice. Services officiated by Pastor Robert Yandell of the First Assembly of God Church in Beggs, where Paul was a long time member. Burial will be held at the ranch in Beggs. Services will be held on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with interment following. Services are under the direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs and online condolences may be sent to