Marvin Jones, Jr., 93, a longtime resident of Knox City passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. A graveside service was held on Tuesday at the Knox City Cemetery with Rev. Andy Needham officiating. Services were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.
Marvin was born April 4, 1925 in Orthto Regina (Williams) and John Marvin Jones, Sr. He married Barbara (Snelson) in 1973 in Knox City. He served in the US Navy during WWII from 1942-1948. While serving, he was the two time Pacific Fleet Lightweight boxing champion. He retired from Strickland Oil & Gas (BP Amoco). Marvin was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Knox City, and loved fishing.
He is survived by his step-sons Carl Brock and wife Martha of Anson and Wesley Wright of Arlington; grandson Johnny Brock and wife Neomi of Lubbock; granddaughter Michele Simpson and husband Tracy of College Station; great grandchildren Cara, Casen and Jared Haynes all of Abilene, HannahLynn and Peyton Brock of Lubbock; great-great grandson Kayden Haynes of Abilene; brother Gatlin Jones of Louisiana; sister Thalie Watson of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Regina and John Marvin Jones, Sr.; wife Barbara Jones; step-son Ben Wright; brothers JB Jones, Levi Jones, Cecil Jones and Jeffery Jones; and sister Iris “Sally” Cousyn.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com.