Howard D. Jones, 82, died June 17, 2014 at his home in Pratt. He was born July 23, 1931 in Haviland, the son of Oyce and Hazel (Howard) Jones. On March 3, 1956 he married Patsy (Humble).
On April 8, 1979 he married Norma Ellis in Haviland. Norma preceded him in death on May 15, 2013.
Howard moved to Pratt in 1998 coming from Haviland. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pratt, B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No. 2531 of Pratt, Skyline T-Bird Club and Haviland Booster Club.
Howard was a sports enthusiast, proudly supporting his daughters, grandchildren and community and their activities.
He is survived by five daughters, Darci Jones of Pratt, Kari Jones of Pratt, Shari (Bruce) Snelling of Newton, Karen (Bobby) Long of Pratt, and Janet (Mark) Thew of Loomis, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jarod (Heather) Tibbetts of Kansas City, Mo., Jessica (Andrew) Hanvey of Pratt, Kati (Chris) Westerhaus of Pratt, Kylie Snelling of Wichita, Jamie Long of Pratt, and Ashley (Justin) Goertz of Pratt; five great-grandchildren, and two step-daughters,
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Norma and a sister, Janell Schooley.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 6 – 8 at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Rd. Pratt. Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Pratt. Burial will be at Haviland Cemetery in Haviland.
Memorials may be made to the Skyline Schools Foundation, South Wind Hospice or Pratt Area Humane Society in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.