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Jo and Homer E Jones

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Jo and Homer E. Jones were laid to rest at the Terry County Cemetery on November 7, 2020. Jo and Homer were life-long West Texans, born, reared, and wed while in Slaton. Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Aquila and Viola Pruitt, and four siblings. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ethel Jones, and seven siblings. They also had a son, Barry, and granddaughter, Jill, who preceded them and are interred beside them in Brownfield. They are survived by three sons, and a daughter: Homer Jones, Jr. and spouse, Jane; Rick Jones and spouse, Georgia; Larry Jones and spouse, Cindy; and daughter Dorinda Cooper and spouse Michael Cooper. They have eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild due in July. Homer was a WWII veteran and Ex-POW. Homer and Jo were wed June 1, 1946, in Slaton, while he was enrolled in Texas Tech College, and they lived in Slaton after their marriage. After receiving his BS degree from Texas Tech, they moved to Wellman, where he took a teaching position as Wellman's first Vocational Ag teacher. He served in that capacity for 35 years. They moved to Lubbock in 2000 after 52 years in Wellman. Homer was a minister of the Lord’s word at several congregations of the Churches of Christ, including Wellman, Graham Chapel, Grassland, and others. He was also a farmer, store clerk, cotton gin employee, loving husband, father of five, teacher and mentor of two generations, good friend, and patriot. Jo was a farm girl who, during WWII, became a bank teller in Wilson, was assistant post-mistress in Wellman, store clerk, devoted, supportive wife, nurturing, doting, mother of five, and dear faithful friend. Above all, both loved God, His Son and, His word. They were pure examples of Christ’s teachings and showed that through their cherishing love for each other, their children, family, friends, community, and the United States of America. Their passing has left a void in thousands of peoples lives. They are truly missed. The public is invited to a Memorial and Celebration of the lives of Homer and Jo. It will be held Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, at 2 pm, at South Plains Church of Christ; 6802 Elkhart Ave. in Lubbock, TX. The family is inviting all to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Home of Lubbock or the South Plains Honor Flight.