IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Danny R. Jones

Danny R. Jones, a Laborers Local 110 retiree, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2024 at Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan, Mo. at age 67.

Brother Jones, of Sullivan, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1956 in St. Francois County to Robert and Norma Jones. He grew up and attended school in Sullivan and was a proud graduate of the class of 1975. His early life was marked by a loving union with Donna Bouse in the late 1970s, from which he was blessed with a daughter, Amity. Sadly, they later divorced.

His professional life began with a brief employment at the Meramec Mining Company, but soon Danny embarked on a successful career at U.S. Silica, dedicating nearly three decades to hard work as a miner before he happily settled into retirement. Danny’s heart once again found love in 1994 when he married Renee DeClue and embraced the role of father to a bonus daughter. Though this marriage too later ended in divorce, those years were marked by many cherished moments.

Danny was an avid outdoorsman and found joy in golfing, fishing and shuffleboard. His remarkable catch of a 95-pound catfish on the Missouri River not only earned him a feature in The Missourian, but also bragging rights among his fishing buddies. Danny was an undefeated pool player, even leading him to victory in tournaments as far as Las Vegas.

Danny’s tough grit and “man’s man” persona were balanced by his warm heart and his love for his grandkids.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Amity Jennell and husband Chris, of Thomson, Ga., and Erin White and husband Steven, of Sullivan; his mother, Norma Jones, of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren: Colby, Rayna, Holden and Liam; a great granddaughter, Harmony; a brother, Dennis Jones; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bryce; a brother, Donnie Jones; a sister, Debbie Jones; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

A funeral service was held March 28 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Duke West officiating. Memorial contributions may be made the VFW Post 3987.

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