Philip Heber Jones, 83, of Atchison KS died on Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family and caregivers after a lengthy illness.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 am on Sat. Nov. 23, 2019 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, with Fr. Jon Hullinger, Rector officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow in the Trinity Episcopal Church Garden. The Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Trinity Episcopal Church Garden or the Loaves & Fishes program at the church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Philip was born on Dec. 21, 1935 in Atchison KS the son of Raymond Barton and Elizabeth “Libby” Ranney (Mize) Jones. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1953. Phil attended the University of the South, Sewanee, TN where he lettered in football and belonged to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity from 1954-1956. He transferred to the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
Mr. Jones worked at the Blish-Mize-Silliman Company as a salesman and buyer in Arkansas City, KS for several years. In 1971, he started the Philip H. Jones Company as a manufactures representative dealing in hardware, lawn & garden, and construction. During this time he also served on money marketing commissions and sales boards for the manufactures he represented. Philip had served in the Army National Guard, on the Board of Directors at Blish-Mize, on the Board of Directors for Mt. Vernon Cemetery Association, and the Vestry of the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Philip was married to Judith E. “Judy” Powell on May 31, 1958 in Bennington, KS. Judy survives of the home. They have three daughters, Leslie (Tom) Gwynn, Thornton, CO, Allison McFerrin, Atchison, KS and Laurie Jones, Mission, KS, two grandchildren Hunter Gwynn and Elizabeth ‘Libby’ McFerrin. Additional survivors include step sisters Pam Marin and Virginia Day, both of Miami Shores, FL. His parents, brother Raymond Barton “Pete’ Jones, Jr , step brother Patrick Wilds and step-mother Virginia Jones preceded him in death. The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation for the Atchison Hospital Hospice workers especially to Laura O’Grady for all the excellent care provided.