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Walter ‘Slick’ Jones

Walter Jerry “Slick” Jones was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Woodrow Rumsey and Allie Frances (Connor) Jones and went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2015, at the age of 85.

Walter attended Reydon Public School, and joined the Army in 1948. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1950 he worked on the Morrison Ranch in Pampa, Texas until 1957 at which time he began work for the USDA in California, Oklahoma, and finally Missouri, where he worked until his retirement in 1990. He then took a position with the state of Missouri importing and exporting animals. After his second retirement in 1995 he and Joyce moved to Cordell, Oklahoma, were he enjoyed attending church, playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and making crafts in his woodshop.

Walter is survived by his wife Joyce of the home; three sons, Jerry and wife Janet of Taloga, Oklahoma, Gary and wife Lisa of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Albert and wife Penny of Chester, Oklahoma; one daughter, Lynae Ingram and husband Robert of Weatherford, Oklahoma; three step-daughters, Nancy Montgomery and husband Robert of Seattle, Washington, and Kathy St. John of Glenrock, Wyoming; 21 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Franklin Myers and wife Patricia of Solvang, California, and one sister Zella Hood of Fresno, California. Walter was preceded in death by numerous family members and friends.

Honorary pallbearers: Gene Longwith, Joe Shelton, Max Boothe, Bob Russell, Glen Knight, Glen Gathwright.

“Cowboy Life”

I’ve met a heap o’ cowboys and some was real top hands.

I’ve saw a million cattle and read a lot o’ brands.

I’ve seen some hard old winters, when nearly all the cattle died.

I’ve rode some cutting horses that could turn right out their hides.

I ate my share o’ beefsteak and drunk some whiskey too,

An’ did a little dancin’, with nothing else to do.

Been bucked off old outlaws that I couldn’t start to ride.

An’ saw some fine old buddies go over the Great Divide.

With friends and family now I’m makin’ my last stand,

An’ hopin’ to be horseback when I reach the Promised Land.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Cordell, Oklahoma, with internment at 11 a.m. Friday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, with Roger Charles officiating the service and memorial.

Last modified May 14, 2015

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