Jimmy Wayne Jones

Jimmy Wayne Jones
May 20, 1935 – May 3, 2015
FORT WORTH- Jim Jones, noted religion writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, 79, died May 3, 2015 in Fort Worth.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.
Jones was born May 20, 1935 to John Roy and Vera Jones in Lindale. He was one of 11 children. Jones attended Bowie schools and graduated as valedictorian of his class in 1953.
Jones attended Arlington State College for one year and the North Texas University for three years where he double-majored in English and journalism. He graduated on Jan. 30, 1957.
Jones was hired as a full-time Star Telegram reporter on Feb. 7, 1957 and retired on Dec. 31, 2000. He continued working as a freelance writer.
Jones married Carol Savage on July 7, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; brother Eddie Jones; sister, Patsy Wadsworth; and many nieces and nephews.