CRANE Virgil (Buddy) Jones, Jr., 83, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, in Midland. He was born to William and Cora Lee Jones on August 3, 1930, in Haskell, TX. Buddy graduated from McCamey High School and received his BA from Sul Ross State University. He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict
. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 623 and member of the Midland Board of Realtors and Texas Board of Realtors. He was a certified appraiser and moved to Midland from Odessa in 1967 and was the Midland County Tax Assessor – Collector for 18 years, retiring in the early 80's.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Deloris (Dee) Jones in 2002; a sister, Dorothy Jones Stroud in 2007; and daughter, Stephanie K. Jones.
Survivors include daughters, Denise Wynn and husband Calvin of Abilene, Megan Cortez and Armondo Cortez, Jr. of Midland; 4 grandchildren, Don Harbert, Jamie Polk, Calvin Ross Winn, Jr., and Alice Cortez; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Patricia Kelly and husband Quinton of Odessa; 2 nephews and 1 niece.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 24, 2013, from 4-6 PM at Sunset Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1 PM Monday, November 25, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Services entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.