Dr. Jimmy Dale Jones, Ph.D. was born in Paducah, Texas October 15, 1949, to Elmer and Ruth Jones. He grew up in Paducah where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and graduated from Paducah High School in 1968. Jim passed to his heavenly home on June 27th after an 11-year battle with prostate cancer.
He retired from MasterCard in 2016 after a career in the telecom industry. He married Lisa Minett in 2000 and they especially enjoyed traveling, boating, family, and life close to, or on, the water. In earlier years he had a passion for Harleys and the comradery while camping and riding with close friends. Interests included woodworking, boating, and learning to bake like his mother. Jim started his custom woodworking business called Island Grafix while living in Galveston. He especially enjoyed hosting family and friends at their canal home in Galveston, visiting the beach, and fishing in the bay.
Hurricanes, the pandemic, and health concerns fueled a decision to move north to Lake Livingston, TX in November 2021—still on the water but much closer to family.
He is survived by his wife Lisa, his mother Ruth, daughters Amber Jones and Lindsey Day (Joshua), grandchildren Jaxon and Zada Day; his sister Debbie McClure (Larry) and various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Jones.
Jim will be incredibly missed and loved by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Celebrations of Life will be held at Lake Ridge Chapel, 6025 82nd St, in Lubbock, TX at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 8th, 2023, and at Stix Ice House, 301 Eldorado Pkwy #100, McKinney, TX from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 15th, 2023.