Joseph Michael "Mike" Jones, Sr.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Mike Jones, 62 of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Rector, Ark., passed from this life on January 27, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born May 22, 1955, to Denzil and Dollie Jones in the Rector area.

Mike never met a stranger, and enjoyed life completely, but his first and foremost love was Jesus, his children and grandchildren who all had different names for him. He was known as Poppy, Pops and Papa. His main time was spent at dance competitions, baseball games, basketball games, swim meets and gymnastics and he loved every moment. He was the owner of RDK Enterprises.

Preceding Mike in death was his son, Joseph Michael Jones Jr. and his father, Denzil Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Jones; his daughters, Wendy and Shannon McDowell of Paragould and Chelsea and Steven Groneman of Paragould; his grandchildren, Baelend “Baebae” Jones-Groneman, Lucy “LuLu” McDowell, Charlee Joe Groneman and Lola McDowell; his mother, Dollie (Shockley) Harber of Maumelle, Ark.; his brothers, Denny and Jessie Jones, Michael Oakes and Charles Oakes; and his sisters, Cathy and Larry Norred, Teresa and Stan Jackson and Lee Ann and Jerry Dickson, along with many other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the First Baptist Church in Rector. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the church, with interment to follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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