Tommy Jones, age 66, of Rural Midland, South Dakota, died on Friday, October 1, 2021 at his home south of Midland.
A come and go memorial gathering will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at the Midland Food & Fuel. A lunch will be served.
Thomas Rex Jones, better known as “Tommy” by his family and friends, was born November 15, 1594 in Kadoka, South Dakota to Thomas and Mary (Stotts) Jones of Midland, South Dakota. He graduated from Midland High School in 1973 and during his high school years toured Europe with the American Youth and Symphony Chorus.
Tommy attended colleges in Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida. He earned his Interior Design degree. If you were ever in his house, you could tell he had an eye for that profession. He had so many talents including cooking, baking, dancing, singing, and was an excellent artist. Tommy was also a master gardener, and his yard filled with flowers and trees was gorgeous!
So many of us spent hours under the “big tree” enjoying good food, drinks, stories, and lots of laughter. And who knows how many miles he walked up and down the creek and all over the ranch.
After a short illness, Tommy passed away from cancer.
Survivors include brother Jesse Jones of Midland; two sisters Mary Jo Jones of Midland and Jane Romero of Kadoka; several nieces and nephews including: Marinda Flom Parks, Landon Flom, Drew (Sarah) Jones, Preston (Ashley) Jones, Manuel Francis, Daryl (Charlene), Olivia, and JoAnna Romero, and Tejai Sanftner. He is also survived by his very special friend Vida Mohan; other friends: Dave Kruse, Barry Jones, Bryer Jones, Dennis Sinkey; and his f.o., “favorite outlaw”, Brenda Jensen; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Mary Jones; sister Lana (Jones) Sanftner; and nephew Austin Flom.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.