Fonnie Jones

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fonnie W. Jones, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Fountainbleau Lodge.

He was born Sept. 7, 1912, in Whitewater, son of Wilson T. and Ethel D. Smith Jones. He and Emma Jean "Teenie" Webb Jones were married April 5, 1931, in Jackson. She died March 10, 1986.

Jones was a painting contractor in Cape Girardeau more than 50 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Red Star Baptist Church, St. Mark Lodge 93, and Painters Union.

Survivors include a son, Keith Jones and wife Marlena of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Kay F. Smith and husband Ron of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren, Brent Smith, Mark Smith and wife Jocelyn, Scott Smith and wife Tereasa; two great grandchildren, Zen and Nathan Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother and four sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. A Masonic service by St. Mark Lodge 93 will be held at 6 p.m.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 2536 Boutin Dr., Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701.