Dick Jones

1927 - 2014


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in the classic 1940 Walt Disney cartoon, has died. He was 87.

His son Rick Jones tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1o7Wv59 ) his father died Monday after a fall at home. The cause hasn't been determined.

Dick Jones was just 10 years old but already had appeared in nearly 40 movies when he got the part of Pinocchio.

The son of a Texas newspaper editor, he learned to ride and rope from an early age and had a Western show career by age 4.

Other roles included Henry Aldrich on the radio show "The Aldrich Family," and parts in movies such as "Destry Rides Again" and "Stella Dallas." In the 1950s he had roles in TV Westerns, including the lead in "Buffalo Bill, Jr."

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Rest Dick, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

John 11:33 says: "When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping and groaning, he groaned within himself and became troubled." Jesus expressed tears when his friend Lazarus died, he knows how it feels to lose a dead loved one and he understands what you and your family are experiencing. May this bring you and your family comfort in this time of need. cjp (fla.)

My husband and I "discovered" Mr. Jones only in the last year, when our local station started running The Range Rider and Buffalo Bill Junior. We were mesmerized. Your father was the most talented and true actor. He was someone we could admire, and he was so talented. We cannot say enough about his talent, but aldso his true being seemed to shine through. He seems to have been a very geniune person. We are so very sorry for your loss, but there are literally millions of people to...

I wish to express my sincere sypathy to the Jones family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. may your loving memories sustain you.

Blessings on you and you will be eternally in my heart and prayers. Riding the range with Jocko,Gene,and fellow compadres across the western skies.

Dear Betty,Rick,Melody,Jeffrey and Jenneafer, Please accept my sincere condolences ,sympathy,and prayers. The Lord's prescience will surely comfort you during this difficult time. Years ago I was Vice-President of his FanClub.His positive influence on my life is immeasurable. He was just so full of integrity and kindness.

To all of the friends of Dick Jones: On behalf of his family, I would like to thank you all for the kind words and thoughts. We are proud of our father's accomplishments, and take solace in the belief he will not be forgotten. He would be delighted to know that many have enjoyed his work. I know I did. Thanks again.

I will surely miss this kind and generous man who brought so much pleasure to so many people throughout his life. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Betty and the rest of his family.