Eugene was born in Jones County, Texas, to Roland E. and Alma Jones on
May 14, 1932. He married Betty Dobson on November 24, 1954 in Midland,
Texas. She survives.
He was a member of the Southern Baptist faith.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954.
In his early career he was a market manager for Safeway Stores, Inc. He
later worked for and retired from ARCO Oil and Gas on December 31, 1991. His
position was Area Production Supervisor. He did the start up and bringing on
line of the Gorman Plant in Freer, Texas.
Other survivors include two sons, Richard E. Jones and wife, Trudie;
Robert E. Jones and wife, Jessica. Grandchildren Eric Kilburn, Tiffany
Kilburn, Evan Jones, Rayne Jones and Hunter Jones. Three sisters, Doris Hawbaker, Mission, Tx., Shirley Vick and husband Rodney of Midland, Tx. Charlotte Munday and husband Roy of Conroe, Tx.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta E. Kilburn on December
No formal services are planned at this time. His body has been donated
to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
In memory of Gene, please donate to the charity of your choice or
Calvary Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, Texas.
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