David Ronald Jones

David Ronald Jones

June 22, 1938 – April 21, 2022

David Ronald Jones passed away in his sleep on April 21, 2022. 

He was born June 22, 1938, in Byron to David Floyd and Phebe Jones. David remained in Byron and graduated from Byron High School in 1956. He was an accomplished athlete and lettered in basketball, football and track in high school. He went on to get his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1964 and played football for the BYU Cougars.

David was married to Gayle Young in 1962 and had three sons, David, Darin and Dean. He had six grandchildren.

David worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a few years before entering the oil business as a third generation oil man and remained in the oil business until his retirement.

He was an avid golfer and an active member of the Englewood Men’s Golf League. He enjoyed playing in tournaments with his sweetheart of more than 20 years, Linda Ditsworth, that he lovingly referred to as his “chief of staff.”

David was preceded in death by his father, mother and older brother, Wayne Jones. 

He is survived by his sister, Elaine Lemoine, three sons, six grandchildren, six nieces and two nephews.

 A celebration of life will be held June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Byron Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that anyone wishing to contribute something in David’s memory make donations to the American Diabetes Association.