In memory of
James Wesley Jones May 28, 1955 - Nov. 18, 2020 EDMOND Graveside services for James Jones will be Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Waynoka Municipal Cemetery. James Wesley "Jay" Jones, 65, was born on May 28, 1955, in Bartlesville, OK, and moved into Heaven Nov. 18, 2020, following a heroic battle with COVID-19. In 1979, Jay began his career in appraising and then evolved to commercial real estate lending through several bank transitions, including First National Bank and First Interstate and Boatman's. In 1997, he became VP of Finance at Oklahoma Christian University. He also served in other roles, including as VP & CEO for the Tealridge Community. His compassion for coworkers made him unique as he truly loved his people wherever he was. He always looked for opportunities as a godly servant to help those around him or anyone in need. Jay was married to Montine (Seikel) in 1989 and made a loving home for Jay's children, Jake and Grace, and for Montine's daughter, Michele. Soon their family was completed with the arrival of son, Ryan. Jay was the spiritual leader, the rock for the family, and immensely proud of his family. The family was active in the South Yukon Church of Christ and later in the Memorial Road Church of Christ. Their kids are very blessed to live near one another and enjoy spending time together raising the next generation of the Jones family. Jay relished the opportunity to love his grandbabies daily. He was preceded in death by his father, Casey Jones. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Jones; and his brother, Kirby Jones. He is also survived by his wife, Montine; and children, Jake Jones and his wife Becca, Grace Mercer and her husband Mark, Michele Kelsey and her husband Bryan, and Ryan Jones and his wife India. Jay was immensely proud of his nine grandchildren, Finley, Cooper, Ryker, Scout, Sawyer, Ike, Elliot, Hobie, and Blaise. An outdoor celebration of Jay's life will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m. at McGraw Pavilion on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. Final interment and viewing will take place in Waynoka, OK on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing and masks required at both services. Please feel welcome to bring blankets and chairs. In memory, donations may be made to: Memorial Road Church of Christ Missions or Reba's Ranch House in Denison, TX.
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