Obituary for Cleo D. Jones

Cleo D. Jones peacefully passed away at home with his loving wife and family by his side on Sept. 8, 2022, at the age 89. He was born May 14, 1933 to Ida Lesta Robinson-Jones and Willie Thomas Jones in Adair County, Kentucky.

Cleo joined the United States Army in 1951. On Aug. 31, 1961, CPL Jones Cleo D. was Honorably Discharged from his service. 

Cleo D. Jones

This would be the new beginning to his trucking career of over 44 years. Cleo was an accomplished and well respected semi-truck driver. He was well known for for telling stories about driving his semi in 49 states, Canada, and Mexico. He received many safe driving awards. He was “Driver of the Year” by the Arizona Motor Transportation Association, American Truckers Association & Cement Transport Inc.

Of all the hobbies Cleo had, he most enjoyed working for many years with the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee as an active and advisory member. Everyone who knew Cleo felt his big heart and giving nature. He was a true gentleman!

Cleo had an amazing life, a loving family, and wonderful caring friends. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Gibson-Jones; children, Randy (Dee), Roger (Kimberly), RoseAnne, and Robin; daughter-in-law, LeeAnn; Pat (his former wife); 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceding Cleo in death are his parents, Ida and Willie Jones; siblings, Ira (Hazel), Herman (Verneeda), Floyd (Fannie Mae), and Bill (Pat); his two sons, Ronnie and Bob; one grandchild, one great-grandchild, and Dona, his former wife.

In lieu of remembrance a donation of your choice can be made to any church or organization in honor of Cleo D. Jones. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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