Frederick Eugene Jones, 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at University Baptist Church. Interment: Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the children and youth departments at University Baptist Church, Arlington. Fred was born Aug. 31, 1931, to Cecil and Ethel Jones and raised in Pleasant Grove where he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Navy
in Patrol Bomber Squadron 44 in Norfolk, Va., as an aviation electronic petty officer third class. Upon release from the service, he was employed with Sears, Roebuck & Co. and later by General Electric Corp. and retired from Mango Equipment Co. in 1994. He married Beverley Reed in September 1957. Fred was a deacon and choir member at University Baptist Church for many years and loved the youth program and children at the church. His joy was his six grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Beverley Jones; sons, Matthew Frederick Jones and wife, Lynda, and Russell Bradford Jones and wife, Jane; and grandchildren, Kyle Jones, Malynda Jones, Lacie Jones, Travis Jones, Austin Jones and Madison Jones.