Donald R. Jones, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
He was born and raised in Wilmington and was the son of the late Margaret (Cloud) and Reese Jones. Don worked for Amatech as a receiving clerk for 16 years, then for the Christiana Hospital as a Lab Tech for 16 years. He was a member of the Salvation Army for 63 years, where he was the Visitation Sargeant. Don was always giving of himself in faithful service to the Lord. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary; 2 children, Don, Jr.,(Debora) and Joyce Liott; 3 siblings, Tommy and George Gooding and Joyce Shirk, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Don was also preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Gooding.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 2, from 10:30am-12noon, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood, Wilmington, where a celebration of his life follow at 12noon. Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army (Wilmington) or Compassionate Hospice @ St. Francis Hosp.
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