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1934 Donald L. 2021

Donald L. "Donnie" Jones

January 25, 1934 — April 7, 2021

Donald L. "Donnie" Jones, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Owensboro to the late James Dola and Lena Mae Huff Jones.

Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Army for two years after joining at the age of fourteen. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps at sixteen and served for four years during the Korean War.

Donnie retired from Green River Steel after thirty years of service. However, he was involved in farming throughout his entire adult life. Especially when younger, he was hands on with the farming. In later years he also bought, improved and sold farms. Donnie enjoyed fishing and boating.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Boone, Marie Stewart, Dora Westerfield and Wanda Jones Oldham; and two brothers, Ronnie Jones and J.D. Jones.

Mr. Jones is survived by sisters, Lucille O'Bryan of Hawesville and Sandra Bowman of Owensboro; companion, Brunhilde Hansen of Owensboro; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Lady.

Private services will be held at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Heartford House and Feel the Love Home Healthcare (Phyllis Siddon) for the dedicated care provided to Mr. Jones.

Memorial contributions may be made to Owensboro Humane Society, 3101 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301 or The Heartford House, C/O Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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