Gary David Jones


Gary David Jones, 62, of Columbia passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014. There will be a private family memorial gathering.

Gary was born on February 26, 1952 in St. Louis to Jean Hooper and Don Reeds.

Gary was in the Merchant Marines. He loved to travel and lived in a variety of places before settling down in Columbia, Missouri in the mid 1970s. 

Gary was a people person with a great sense of humor. Throughout Columbia, people constantly came up to him and remembered him from some time when he’d made an impression. 

Gary loved the water, dogs, gardening, classic rock music and playing the guitar. He was proud that his three children inherited his musical talents. 

Gary will be sadly missed by his three children, Ryan Jones, Savannah (Jones-Salisbury) Province (Jason), and Tyler Jones; his sister Susan Pijut (Tony); mother Jean Hooper (Dean); and niece Erin Salisbury, along with other family and friends.



  1. Carole on December 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I’m not sure if Gary is who I’ve been looking for, was he ever a truck driver ? Full name Garrett ? If so I have some wonderful memories to share. Peace and Love to your family

  2. Caryl Easton on December 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Savannah, I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a dad is so hard. Our prayers are with your and your family.

    Love you!

  3. William (Bill) Cure on December 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I was just informed of Gary’s passing he was a long time friend of mine, many great memories my deepest sympathy goes out to Ryan, Savanna & Tyler also Deborah God Bless.

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