Glenn Murray Jones

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Glenn Murray Jones LUBBOCK-Glenn Murray Jones was born of humble beginnings in a hotel room in Roscoe, Texas, on April 7, 1925. Glenn and his two older brothers France and Armand with their parents, Herbert Cleveland and Stacy Jane Jones moved to Harlingen, Texas, in 1929. He graduated from Harlingen High School in 1942 and matriculated at Texas A&M at 17 years of age where his mother wanted him to wear a uniform to match all of the other students. After one year at Texas A&M during World War II he enrolled in the Army Air Corps in San Antonio. He was commissioned a second lieutenant, trained as a bombardier, and served two years. At the end of the war he was stationed in Harlingen training for the invasion of Japan, but the war ended. He was discharged at Randolph Field and reenrolled at Texas A&M where he studied from 1945 to 1947. He enrolled at Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas, graduating in 1951. He married a fellow medical student, Murrell Douglas Thornton who was also from Harlingen, Texas, at the beginning of their third year of medical school. They both interned at Cambridge City Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital from July 1951 to July 1952. They then returned to Ballinger, Texas, where they both practiced family medicine. Their first son, Blaise was born in Jan. of 1954. The family then moved to Bluffton, Ind., where Glenn did a two year radiology residency. His twins, Stacy and Blair were born in Dec. of 1954. His wife, Murrell Douglas unexpectedly passed away prior to Glenn's final year of residency in radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After graduating from Johns Hopkins Hospital in July 1957 he moved to Lubbock where he practiced radiology at Methodist Hospital. Six months after arriving in Lubbock, Glenn served as the only radiologist for one year before being joined by Dr. Cadmin Chaffin. Shortly after moving to Lubbock his mother, father, and his three children joined him from Harlingen, Texas. Glenn married, Martha Jayne Morgan in Dec. of 1960. They were married until her death in Jan. of 1994. On May 20, 1995, at Second Baptist Church, Glenn married, Dr. Bess Haley, who was the dean of College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech. Glenn retired from radiology in June of 1996 after 39 years of a fulfilling practice. He never failed to respond when the hospital called. Glenn always said he practiced in the golden age of radiology. Glenn and his mother, Stacy were charter members of Second Baptist Church. Glenn first served as the finance chairman. Not the easiest job I ever had he quipped. Second Baptist was a very special place for Glenn's spiritual strength and a warm environment for him and Bess. Glenn also loved to travel, especially to London where he visited the same flat for 31 continuous years every Oct. Glenn traveled to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Glenn had many interests over his lifetime including golf with friends, reading and crossword puzzles, flying his own plane in the sixties, and appreciation of art and music, especially Country Western and Bluegrass. He adored the Yankees baseball team and his Aggies football team, and the Red Raiders unless they were playing A&M. Glenn passed away on July 3, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Bess Haley; his three children and their families: son, Dr. Blaise Jones and wife, Ann and children, Dr. Caroline, Rebecca, and Douglas; daughter, Stacy and husband, Dr. Brad Winegar and children, Dr. Reed and his wife, Courtney, Dr. Ross, and Chad; son, Blair Jones and wife, Yolanda and children, Dr. Leighanne and her husband, Dr. John Neill, and future Dr. Kimberly. He also has two great-grandchildren, Penelope and Phoebe Winegar, and his precious dog, Holly. The family would like to thank Reverend Ryon Price, deacons and all of those at Second Baptist. They would also like to thank, Elizabeth Abraham, Chaplin of Hospice of Lubbock, Dr. Brad Snodgrass, and the staff of the second floor at Carillon House, including P.J., Ronnie, Newton, Rene, Sylvia, Connie, and Elizabeth. We are thankful for all their and others' support, comfort, and friendship. The family requests memorials be made to Second Baptist Church, 6109 Chicago Ave. Lubbock, Texas 70424, the Texas Tech Foundation to the Haley-Jones Endowed Chair, Box 41081, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1081, or a in Glenn's name. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Glenn's life from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Second Baptist Church. To share your memories and view Glenn's tribute, visit

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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from July 6 to July 7, 2014
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