Colton Lee Jones, age 24, of Moran, Kansas chose to go home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Colton was the second of three children born to Jamie and Debra (Dudley) Jones. He was born on September 7, 1992 at Fort Scott, Kansas. Colton grew up in Moran, and attended school there. He enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard on June 30, 2011 at Iola, Kansas. Sargent Jones was a member of the 170th Maintenance Company, Wichita, Kansas. Colton was passionate about his service and took a great deal of pride in his achievements throughout his time in the military. In addition to serving his country in the National Guard, Colton pursued a welding career, attending Neosho County Community College. Colton was currently working as a heavy equipment operator for the Allen County Public Works. He loved all kinds of outdoor activities, especially hunting, fishing, and just being around the animals and wildlife. In his younger years he enjoyed playing video games. He loved family gatherings, but was especially attached to his dog, Bear. His passing will create an opportunity for others to enjoy wild mushrooms, because Colton usually found them first.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Kenneth Harrison and Marvin Norman; and his grandfather, Jimmy Lee Jones.
Colton is survived by his parents, Jamie and Debra Jones of Moran; two sisters, Dezera Driskel and Destiny Jones of Moran; niece and nephews, Madison Hamlin, Dean Driskel, and Oliver Lee Helman; great-grandmothers, Rosalee Harrison of Savonburg, and Ella Mae Norman of Moran; grandmother, Ellen Harrison of Iola, Kansas; grandparents, Richard and Pat Dudley of Moran; grandmother, Carol Jones of Salina, Kansas; and countless family and friends who loved him.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Moran Baptist Church, 308 N. Spruce Street, Moran, Kansas 66755. Burial with military honors will follow in the Moran Cemetery, Moran. The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday evening at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 344 N. Cedar, Moran, Kansas 66755. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moran Baptist Church and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.