Sheldon Lee Jones, age 57, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
He was born on December 15, 1960, in Garnett, Kansas. Sheldon was the second of four children born to Roscoe Jones and Beverley (Teter) Nobles. Sheldon attended/survived school, starting at Greeley then Irving Elementary and Garnett High School. He was known to be a frequent visitor to the office. During high school he worked at the Galey Processing Plant and for a while following school. He later attended Garden City Community College while working in the area as a carpenter. In 1983 Sheldon returned to Garnett, working for Steuber Contruction, Jack Morrison Welding, and in the oil fields for Roger Kent before going to work as a union carpenter. Sheldon's carpenter career spans nearly 30 years, working primarily for John Rohrer Construction. Sheldon was united in marriage to Deadra Phipps on October 2, 1993, at the First Christian Church in Garnett, Kansas. In addition to his work, Sheldon also enjoyed taking care of his cattle and hay operation. He was a member of Local Union 315. Sheldon enjoyed quail hunting, and training his dogs. He also enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his Roadhouse friends. His greatest joy was his family; he was a proud father and grandfather, who delighted in his family's accomplishments and activities. His sense of humor and ornery personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Sheldon was preceded by his father and his step-father, Frank Nobles.
He is survived by his wife, Deadra Jones, of the home; sons, Matthew Jones and Amanda, of Garnett, Brian Jones and Ashley, of Leroy, Kansas, daughter, Kinlee Jones and Cole Becker of Elsmore, Kansas; four grandchildren, Keirstynn, Paisley, Brantlee and Ralston; his mother, Beverley Nobles of Cumming, Georgia; brother, Tim Jones of Garnett; sisters, Lori Johnson of Cumming, Georgia, and Sherry Jones and Tim Wittman of Garnett; nieces and nephew and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the First Christian Church, Garnett. Burial will follow in the South Sugar Valley Cemetery, 25782 NE Wilson Road, Garnett. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Memorial contributions may be made to W.I.N.G.S and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.