SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. - Stanley Gordon Jones was born January 25, 1929 in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He died November 19, 2006 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
He was the first-born son of Celeste Phillips Jones and Elmer Alonzo Jones of Bonne Terre, Missouri. After graduating from Bonne Terre High School he enlisted in the United States Army and spent time in the Philippine Islands. After his service he continued his education at Sewanee, The University of the South were he was a proud member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He went on to graduate school at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. In 1956 he married Patricia Carol Yeldell of St. Louis, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, children, Stanley Gordon Jones, Jr., M.D., Sikeston, Missouri, Courtney Phillips Jones, Ft. Myers, Florida and Phillip Rowe Jones, Orlando, Florida, his brothers James Irvin Jones, Leawood, Kansas, and John Thomas Jones, Skidaway Island, Georgia and his sister Celeste Jones Fraser, Wilmette, Illinois. He's also survived by grandchildren; Benjamin Gordon Jones, Sikeston, Missouri, Peter Stanley Jones, Sikeston, Missouri, Charles Phillips Jones, Sikeston, Missouri, Christie Phillips Jones, Ft. Myers, Florida and Kai Newberry Jones, Orlando, Florida.
In business, Stan lived with an entrepreneurial spirit and developed projects in the medical industry. In the community, he helped feed the less fortunate and also served on the vestry at St. Michael's Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island.
Stan never met a stranger.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island at 7:00PM.
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The family wishes donations be given to:
9470 Healthpark Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33908
3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33916