J. Walter Jones, Jr. ,D.D.S.
Funeral Date: 9/17/2010

Obituary:
J. Walter Jones, Jr., D.D.S., age 95, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, died September 9, 2010, at home. He was born in Warren, Arkansas on May 31, 1915, a son of the late J. Walter Jones, Sr. and Addie Mae Myer Jones. Dr. Jones attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello and was teaching high school English, Algebra and boys and girls Glee Club at Banks, Arkansas when he was 18 years of age. He attended the School of Interior Decoration at the Kansas City Art Institute where he received a full yearís scholarship for a second year. But instead, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corp where he served throughout World War II, and for four and a half additional years. At the conclusion of his service, he was discharged as a Captain, Medical Administrative Corps. Dr. Jones attended the Dental School of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, graduating in l950 with his D.D.S. Degree. He also received a B. S. Degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Jones was a member of Xi Psi Phi Fraternity and served as Deputy Supreme President a number of years after receiving his degree. He was a life member of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He was founder and charter member of the Mid-Century Dental Study Club, He was a charter member of the Carriage Club, where he enjoyed dinner, dancing and playing tennis for many years. He was also a member of St Johnís United Methodist Church in Kansas City. He was a proud member of the Sons of Confederates Veterans. Dr. Jones had many interest. The most important one to him was helping others. He loved music, playing his grand piano almost daily into his nineties. He painted watercolors, mostly of old Victorian mansions, which he loved. A great source of pride was the fact that one of his watercolors was chosen in the first Mid-American Art show, and was displayed in the Nelson Art Gallery. He was an avid listener of the Kansas City Royals baseball games. He loved the ocean and spent his retirement years between his beach front winter house in Satellite Beach, Florida, and his lovely home in Kansas. Dr. Jones married Betty Jean Slinker of Wellington, Kansas in 1962. She predeceased him in l973. Dr Jones was also preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Samuel Meigs Jones, and 3 sisters, Ruth Miriam Jones Brainard, Helen Rose Virginia Jones Camp, and Lorraine Jones Turner. Dr. Jones is survived by a daughter Beverly Nason Jones, Ridgeland, Miss. and many nieces and nephews in Mississippi, Arkansas, and California. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 17, in the chapel at Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren, Arkansas, by Rev Gary Maskell and Robert L. Newton, Eulogist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, by the funeral home. Active pallbearers were Dr. Jay Brainard, Meigs Brainard, Jay Owen Brainard, II, Nicholas Brainard, Patrick Brainard, Tommy Winne, Jay Robert Winne, and Barry Russ. Honorary pallbearers were Roger McNett, Robert Miller, Dixon Mooney, Kenneth Doll, Dr. Walter W. Jones, Dr. Jack Taylor, Dr. Ralph Guilfoil, Robert L. Newton, John B. Frazer, Jr., Jay Hoferer, Charlie Read, Tom Wilson, Dick King and Robert Hanson. Memorials preferred to the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA Foundation, c/o Randall Herring, 207 North Main Street, Warren, Arkansas 71671, or the Bradley County Veteransí Museum, c/o John Little, 210 North Main Street, Warren, Arkansas 71671.

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Name: Judy Wells Nies
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Jones. I remember many a trip to Arkansas with him and my mother Genie Wells navigating. What a wonderful person he was I have thought of him so often when I think of my childhood memories. Judy Wells Nies

Name: Gayanne Gill Ferguson
Message: My husband and I extend condolences on J. Walter's passing. My parents, Max and Maureen Gill, were great friends of his both in Warren and Kansas City, and enjoyed the times they shared with Jay and Betty. Jay and my mother socialized during their "single" years, so we spent some time with them as well. He will be missed. Don and Gayanne Gill Ferguson

Name: Donna (Clark) Huth
Message: I was privileged to know Jay when he came to Wellington to visit his attorney and long time friend, Marsh Doctor. He was a lovely man with exquisite taste and charm. It was a privilege to know him. My love to his family and friends.