Monday, March 13, 2023

Obituary - Mark Phillip Jones

Mark Phillip Jones, 66, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away March 9, 2023.

Mark was born February 4, 1957, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Vera (Smith) and Bob Jones. He graduated early, earning his degree from F.L. Schlage High School. He began dating the love of his life, Becky Lindsay, they had been married 45 years at the time of her passing on December 17, 2022.

He loved his family. Becky and Mark hosted many Christmas Day parties and other get-togethers at their beautiful home. He had many good friends with whom he loved spending time, traveling, or swapping stories. Mark seemed to know everybody in town, and could make a call and get things done. He was a storyteller and thought nothing of a two hour phone call. He really valued hearing your voice instead of texting.

Mark was a sportsman who loved the Lake of the Ozarks and fishing in the Forthview area. He began going to the lake with his Aunt Marge, who taught him how to fish. He followed NASCAR and all things Dale Earnhardt. The Chiefs lost one of their most avid fans this week. Mark was at many of their games and attended the longest game in NFL history (82 minutes and 40 seconds) on Christmas Day 1971 with his Dad.

He loved rock and roll, his homing pigeons, and dogs. He seemed to know everything about cars and cherished his Red 1952 GMC Pickup. He enjoyed pranks and a bit of mischief, and seldom missed an opportunity to tease. Most of all, Mark loved Becky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, younger brother Matthew Lee Jones, and niece Paisley Jones. He leaves behind his brothers David (Margie) Jones, Randall Jones, sister-in-law Jackie (Marshall) Jones-Hockersmith, and Sheryl Jones, beloved niece and nephews, and many cousins.

Graveside services will be held Thursday March 16th at noon at Mossy Cemetery Mossy Cemetery M Highway in Edwards, Missouri.

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