Art Jones
1941 - 2015
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Art Jones, 73, radio personality and North Texas newspaper publisher, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015, after an eight-year battle with breast cancer. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, at Biggers Funeral Chapel. Memorials: The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Art's honor to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St., 8th floor, New York, N.Y. 10022. Leonard Arthur "Art" Jones Jr. was born September 15, 1941, in Freeport, N.Y., and the family moved to Uvalde, Texas, when he was 5. A true Texan at heart, he always said, "I got here as soon as I could." Art was graduated from high school in 1958. Art began his radio career at KCLE in Cleburne in 1959 and stayed in the broadcasting business for more than 20 years. He was a well-known radio personality at KIOA radio in Des Moines, Iowa, and KCMO radio in Kansas City, Mo. He returned to Texas in 1977 as creative director for KFJZ radio in Fort Worth and later started his own business, HTM Productions. His company produced commercials for radio, television and commercial audiovisuals and he wrote a trade journal for the International Mobile Air Conditioning Association (IMACA). At age 60, he bought and published the Northwest Tarrant County Times Record until his retirement in 2009. Art was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard A. Jones Sr. and Martha Smith Jones, and daughter, Leslie Jones. Survivors: At the family home - his best friend and beloved wife of 39 years, Joan, and four grandchildren - Micah, Tyler, Megan and Nolan; son, Leonard Arthur Jones III and wife, Marie; daughter, Terrice Jones and husband, William; brother, Harry Jones and wife, Carole; nine additional grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 15, 2015.
Celebration of Life
11:00 AM
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July 1, 2018
Art at work in DM at KIOA
I knew Art back in the late 60's.
We partied and rode motorcycles
together. He was the morning Drive Time DJ at KIOA AM Radio in DM. I used to drive him to "Sockhops" on weekends in my Saab 99E when his car wasn't running. Sad to find out he's gone now. We had great fun back then. I was known as "Hapi Jak".....Today I'm just SAD!
Jack Doolittle
July 1, 2018
Me as Art knew me
Jack Doolittle
February 20, 2015
Scott & I send our deepest sympathy for you & the family. He will be missed and wish he could have won his battle with BC.
Scott & Vickie Hundemer
February 17, 2015
Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. Art was a great man, storyteller and friend. I first met Art in the 80s when he was doing VO work and I was a advertising broadcast producer. We worked on many projects together over the years. More recently, I submitted stories and photos to your paper. I'll mostly remember Art for his booming laugh that would fill a room of any size. I am blessed to have known Art. He will be missed. I'm praying for peace and comfort for you, his family and his many friends.
David Alvey
February 16, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss, Joan. I wish I had known him better, he sounded like an amazing man.
Zion Miller
February 15, 2015
I enjoyed free-lancing photos and articles with Art in the paper. He had a delightful way of communicating and was a joy to know. Sorry for your loss, Joan.
Nikki King
February 15, 2015
Joan, I am heartbroken for your loss of Art. I can't remember a time when I didn't know him. He helped teach me about broadcast production when I was brand-new to advertising; we did award-winning work together. And we shared an affinity for music. He would burn mix tapes of artists I needed to know about. I'm sure I still have the cassettes, though the players are long gone. Art was my mentor and my friend. I will miss him. Peace be with you.
Lynne Swihart
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