Tommy Jones

Tommy Delbert Jones, of Garden City, MO passed way at his home Saturday evening January 24, 2009, after his brave fight with cancer with family and friends at his side.

Cremation. At his request, there will be no funeral service, but the Family will receive friends Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the United Methodist Church of Garden City from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

He was born October 1, 1934 in Gracemont, OK to Sidney and Millie Ethel Jones and was the youngest of eight children. Tommy spent his child-hood in Oklahoma.

Tommy married the love of his life, Phyllis Joan Hansard, on March 8, 1952. Through their union two children were born, Kenley Lee Jones and Patricia Ann Jones.

Tommy was employed as Construction Superintendent with Marley Cooling Tower Company. With is construction work, the Jones family lived and traveled in many states, ending their travels in Prairie Village, KS were they lived for seven years. The then relocated to Garden City, MO in 1969 where the family has resided ever since.

He was a member of the Index Masonic Lodge No. 54 of Garden City, Scottish Rite, Abdallah Shrine, Elks Lodge, United Methodist Church of Garden City, Escapees RV Club, and Carpenters Union Local No. 61. Tommy was civic-minded, serving as city councilman and mayor of Garden City.

Tommy always enjoyed remodeling and repair. Another great passion of Tommy’s was restoring old vehicles. Tommy and Phyllis are co-owners of H and J Mini Storage, Garden City, MO. Tommy was a very charismatic individual who enjoyed family, friends, traveling, and spending time at the lake.

Tommy was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Ann; his parents Sidney & Ethel Jones, and five siblings.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis Jones of the home, his son Kenley L. Jones and wife Linda of Creighton, MO; his grandchildren Phillip Jones, Bobby Stilfield, Stephanie Jones, Jeffery Jones and Karley Jones. Great-granchildren are Kaylee Jones, Jacob Jones, Madison Jones, Nathyn Jones, Nicholas Stilfield, and Alyssa Stilfield. Other survivors include two sisters, Fran Topaum and her husband John, Portland, OR and Maureen Smith, Frisco, TX.

A special thank you to our wonderful family, friends and caregivers for all their prayers, love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to : Gideon’s International or Twin Lakes Hospice.

Visits: 3


  1. Shelby and George Flinchum on January 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Our thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family at this time.

  2. Dean and Delores Harris on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    You are in our hearts and thoughts. Tommy was a good friend and partner.We will miss him very much.

  3. CAPTOLA PAUL on January 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    very sad he will be missed.

  4. cap paul on January 26, 2009 at 8:56 pm


  5. sheila leuty on January 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Jones family sorry for your lost tommy was a very nice guy are thoughts and prayers are with the family. sheila &tom leuty

  6. Brad Gammon on January 26, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    We will always have tacos and someday we will again.

  7. Dr. and Mrs. John E. Russell on January 26, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    May the Lord comfort you in the loss of Tommy.

    –John and Carolyn

  8. Pastor Jim and Kathy Cooper on January 26, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Tommy will be missed and heaven will be blessed with his presence. Some people are givers and some are takers,Tommy was a giver!

  9. Bob and Marilyn Stein on January 27, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Tommy was a good friend, a good man, a good worker and a good citizen. Garden City and the other places he lived at or visited are the better for his having come our way. i wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t talking to St. Peter about remodeling the Pearly Gates. We’ll miss him.

  10. Ron Shepherd on January 27, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Tommy’s departure leaves a big empty place in the hearts of all who knew him. I miss him greatly.

  11. Matt and Kayla Harris on January 27, 2009 at 11:20 am

    The picture above is incredible. Such a sweet memory that will help you get through this time. Thinking of you all. 🙂

  12. Fred and Bona Clark on January 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    We will always remember great times together. You and your family are in our prayers. Hugs, Fred & Bona

  13. cora leuty on January 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    dear phyllis, i don’t know if you remember me, dean and deloris’ neice. just wanted to let you know i am thinking on you and you are in my prayers.

  14. Zach Hill on January 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Just wanted to say Tommy was a great person and we will miss him.Heaven has one more Angel (TOMMY JONES)
    Yours in CHRIST
    Zach & Lori Hill

  15. Gina (Bohnert) Custer on January 27, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    May God bless you and lift you up, may his strength be near to provide you comfort in this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  16. Curly and Vada De Moss on January 27, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Dear Phyllis,
    Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and yours.
    We loved Tommy too.

  17. Bruce McCune on January 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I met Tommy hrough his son, Kenley. Our families lived across the street from each other between 1962 and 1969 in Prairie Village, Kansas. At the time, Mr. Jones was the biggest man that I recall meeting. My memories of Mr. Jones include his warm smile and kind manners. He was probably the wrong person to learn how to thumb wrestle with, but it was great fun. I have many wonderful memories for which I have him to thank. My deepest condolences to Phyllis, Kenley, and the rest of the family.

  18. Michelle Sloan on January 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Praying God’s grace and peace on your whole family as you walk through this valley!

  19. David and Rhonda Hernandez on February 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Our deepest sympathy in this time of grief. Tommy was a great man and his death is a great loss.

  20. David Spinning on February 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I will miss Tommy. I enjoyed visiting him.

  21. Janet on May 3, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Tommy was very special and he is greatly misssed.

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